VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture "...WILLIFORD, Ira Lee "Bud"...My dad, Ira "Bud" Williford, passed away 1999. Dad served with VP-102 flying aboard 102-P-27. His aircraft was eventually destroyed as a result of a force-landing and aground on coral in Darwin (19FEB42). Like so many sons, I forgot to ask him enough about his experiences until it was too late. If you knew him or that boat, I would very much appreciate hearing from you..." Contributed by Doug Williford dhwilliford@yahoo.com [12JAN2016]

Memorial Picture "...WILLIAMS, Camillus Eugene III...My Grandfather, Camillus E. Williams III, passed away April 25th, 1970. He served with VP-872 at NAS Alameda, California as a Radioman (Crew-3 - Co-pilot Jerry Millon) aboard the P2. I would love to hear from any of his former Shipmates..." Contributed by Camillus Williams cewilliamsv@gmail.com [11SEP2013]

Memorial Picture "...WILLIAMS, AWCS Clarence "Buster"...Clarence "Buster" Williams (AWCS) age 66 passed away 12/10/14 in Oklahoma. He served with ASWOC NS Rota, Spain, VP-11, VP-23, VP-28, VP-65, VP-91 and VP-92. Never a dull moment with him with a very infectious laugh and a sense of style that all that met him knew right away. Leaves wife Margie and a lot of sad people..." Contributed by ROSENSTROM, Neal "Rosey" baditude48@yahoo.com [26OCT2015]

Memorial Picture "...WILLIAMS, Doyne G...Mr Doyne G. Williams, a VS-37 Officer & Pilot passed away on 16 May 2003...EASTMAN, Jack G. vsnavy.org@westnet.com.au..." [03FEB2005]

Memorial Picture "...WILLIAMS, AOM1 Quentin A. "Red"...My Grandpa, Quentin A. "Red" Williams, passed away in 1994. Grandpa served with VPB-103. I'm interested in finding out more information about Grandpa's service..." Contributed by Joseph Northwood northwd@centurytel.net [10MAR2012]

Memorial Picture "...WILLIAMS, Robert W...My Dad, Robert W. Williams, USN Retired was a Boatswains Mate stationed on the USS Pine Island (AV-12) in the 1950's. His Shipmates called him "Willie". Recently passed away in San Diego at the age of 82. Just wondered if anyone remembered him...Karen Williams DeBolt deboltkaren@yahoo.com..." [20OCT2005]

Memorial Picture "...WILLS, PH Barry...Barry E. Wills is with the Lord today having passed away on 15 January 2010. Born on 13 January 1945 in Abilene, Texas he traveled around the world with his parents, Howard and Irene Wills along with his brother, Dale, before settling in Washington in 1961. He joined the Navy after graduating from Franklin Pierce High School in 1963. Following a successful tours with VAP-61 and the USS Ranger (CV-61) during the Vietnam War he left the Navy to attend Western Washington University and spent his summers as a Park Ranger at Mt. Rainier National Park. After graduating in 1972 he chose a career in education and dedicated the next 30 years teaching in the Auburn School District. During these years he also enjoyed his association with the Center for Capable Youth at University of Washington (Mars City Alpha) and as a Scout Master with Pack 561. Always the gentleman, he influenced and shaped thousands of young minds in the true value of hard work and strong moral character with his enthusiastic, encouraging and positive teaching style. He cherished his many long time friendships. He leaves his wife (Dolly), three sons (Erik, David, Kevin), mother (Irene) and brother (Dale). The family wishes to extend special thanks to Leon and Leanne Berg plus the staff of the Puyallup Saint Joseph's Dialysis Center WebSite: Legacy http://www.legacy.com/...." Contributed by Dale Culver dec4@cox.net [26JAN2010]

Memorial Picture "...WILKES, AX2 Brian R...To all Shipmates from VP-19 (years 1975 to 1980): On May 24th, 2008 former AX2 Brian R. Wilkes passed away due to post-surgical complications. He was 51 years old. Brian served with VP-19 as an "O" Level Tweet from June of 1975 until August of 1979. He was on the 1976-1977 NAS Adak, Alaska deployment and the 1979 NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan Deployment. After the Navy, Brian went to work for Ford AeroSpace in their space Transponder department and worked his was up to Staff Engineer. In 1989 He earned his BEE. He is survived by his wife Sarah Wilkes of Prescott AZ. He was a good and loyal friend to meand the God Father to my daughter Maggie. I'll miss him...Shawn McGuinness (AX2 VP-19 1974-1977) shawn.mcguinness@intertek.com..." [14JUN2008]

Memorial Picture "...WILMA, William Eugene...My father, William Eugene Wilma (deceased), was a pilot assigned to VR-2 squadron in the mid forties out of NAS Alameda, California and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to correspond with anyone who may have known him during that time...Charles Wilma chwilma@yahoo.com..." [16APR2005]

Memorial Picture "...WILSON, ACMM Wilson H...My Father, ACMM Wilson H, Wilson, passed away June 2009. Dad served with VP-201 (1942-1944) and VPB-22 (1944-1945). I would like to hear from his Shipmates..." Contributed by Thomas H. Wilson thwilson@yahoo.com [18JAN2011]

Memorial Picture "...WINN, James H...My father, James H. Winn, served with VP-205. He served from July 2, 1942 until October 6, 1980. He passed away on July 13, 2009 at age 88. Kathy Winn kwinn1100@aol.com..." [21JUL2009]

Memorial Picture "...WINTERS, Jack Alford...My Dad, Jack Alford Winters, served aboard the USS Albemarle (AV-5). I would like to hear from any of his former Shipmates or anyone that known my Dad. Jack A. Winters III jackwinters2005@hotmail.com..." [15DEC2009]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...WISEMAN, AOM3 Hugh...I am looking for any surviving members of VPB-197 Crew 151. My Father, Hugh Wiseman, served from August 1944 to April 46. I have his Flight log book. He flew under LCDR JG Maladay (PB4Y-2). Transferred in June 1945 to MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Please contact me if you remember my dad. William Wiseman dwisemn@bellsouth.net..." [02JUN2009]

Memorial Picture "...WISMER, AD1 Harry Roland III...Harry passed away February 18th, 2018 at age 78. He served with VR-50 and was a plankowner with VR-52..." Contributed by BENTON, AT1 John Retired john.benton56@verizon.net [29AUG2019]

Memorial Picture "...WITHERSPOON, LCDR Andrew Vaughn...Andrew Witherspoon (VP-10 1992-1995) passed away, after a bout with pancreatic cancer, in July 2011. Following his Naval career he served in the US State department. http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/07/06/1324396/andrew-vaughn-witherspoon.html..." Contributed by Michael Misner-Elias michael.misner-elias@cabotcorp.com [01FEB2012]

WICKELL, AM1 Glen "Huck" Retired glenhuckwickell@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16 (1981-1985), HC-16 (1985-1989), USS Lexington (1990-1991, VAW-116 aboard the USS Ranger (1991), NRC NAS Pensacola, Florida (1991-1992), VP-94 (1996-2004) and VR-54 (2004-2007)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29JAN2018 | 29JUL2003]

WICKHAM, Gordon R. wickhamgin@msn.com "...I served with FASRON-102 from December 1955 to October 1957 in the metal-painting shop and the USS Albemarle (AV-5) from October 1957 to September 1959 where I worked on P2V-7 and P5M aircraft. I also worked on the USS Constellation that was on the magnetic survey and the R5D that did a survey of Antartica including overhauls on P5M's for VP-44. I would like to hear from anyone who served in this time period..." [10MAR2003]

WICKHAM, Mike WickhamMT@AOL.com "...I was an AT/IFT for CAC 007 in VP-9 from 1988-1992..." [09APR98]

WICKIZER, ADCS(AW) Harold F. Retired navyadcs@hotmail.com "...I was an ADJ2 with VQ-2 from 1966-1968. Are there anymore of us old timers out there? I would love to hear from you. I had a great time in the "Q". Some things and people I will never forget. Long live the EA3B...I started my Navy career in 1961. My first duty station was at NAS Lakehurst, AMD Power Plants, April 1962. I remember hanging shot bags for a long time to deflate the last two blimps in the Navy. VQ-2 (May 1966), original HU4/HC4 (1968), NAFT Lakehurst (1970), VP-10 (1975), AIMD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1978), VF-103 (1982), Naval Safety Center NAS Norfolk, Virginia (1985), and Retired (1989). If you remember me, Good or bad, give me a shout..." [E-Mail Updated 14JAN2001 | BIO Updated 21FEB2000 | 17FEB2000]

WICKSTROM, CLAY cwick66@hotmail.com "...Served w/VP-18 3-68 thru decomm. 2/3-week detachments to GITMO. Flew on Crew-31 with Hugo Ronceros, Dan Kiser, Bob Sykes, and a host of others that I cannot recall..." [16MAY98]

WIDELL, AX1 Joseph D. Retired jdw22@ime.net "...Entered the Navy at Syracuse, New York On Sept. 1957 and proceeded to Boot Camp at Great Lakes,Ill. From there to Norman, Oklahoma for Fundamentals school till 1958. Then on to AT "A" School at NATTC, Memphis, TN. After graduating, requested 1st Naval Dist. any VP. Reported to VP-7 just prior to the Squadron deploying to NS Rota, Spain. We were left TAD to Fasron 108 to attend Radio Code School at Brunswick. We joined VP-7 in NS Rota, Spain after a short stay in Port Leaouty, Morocco en-route. Served in VP-7 as Radioman on Crew 1, with then CDR Ipser J. Gersik, a man whom I enjoyed every minute of flying with. He could "grease" any landing. Did NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Bermuda, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and of course NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. We were relieved in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada on a split deployment by the ill-fated crew that crashed at sea in Dec.1959. We then, also crashed at NAS Brunswick, Maine a few weeks later in Jan.1960. Traveled to NAS Jacksonville, Florida for the homeport change which occured in Fall of 1961. Left VP-7 in Feb. 1962 for AT "B" School at Memphis. After "B" sent to NAS Cecil Field. There I spent 13 months in VF-174, a RAG F8U Crusader outfit. After spending a few weeks on the USS Independence CV-62 (my only shipboard duty and while on shore duty) I took advantage of the new AX rating and converted. Was then sent to VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1963 to complete my tour of shore duty. After some hairy flighttime there I was transfered in 1964 back to Sea duty in VP-21 NAS Brunswick, Maine. Quit flying there and went TAD to NAS AIMD to work primarily MAD and ASW Systems. Left VP-21 in 1968 with orders to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to the "White Whale", a Mobile Unit. While there we were Decommisioned as a Shore duty assignment. While awaiting new orders, we participated in a video taping of a AX Seminar.While talking to the Detailers I was approached by a man who wanted out of orders to NAS Brunswick, Maine and VP-44. We made the change and I received orders to VP-44. Back to "Broomstick"-Yahoo!! Served as Electronics Shop night check Supervisor, then daycheck and finally on to Quality Control. Also, spent many hours working on the ill-fated P-3A that crashed in 1972 in the Med. Myself and another shop tech were supposed to fly with that crew to Sicily and then on to Crete for a Mini Det. We were very fortunate that the local VR Squadron was willing to take us as passengers. I remained in VP-44 till I retired in April 1977. Have had enough excitement to last a lifetime. But,I do miss it and so does the wife. After retirement I went to work at Bath Iron Works building and overhauling Naval Combatants. Retired from there,also. Took an early retirement in 1995. Took a year off, got bored and went to work at LL Bean in Freeport, Me where I live..." [05JAN99]

WIDENER, LCDR Harrell L. "Hal" Retired c/o Liz Widener ewidener@bellsouth.net "...I am Hal's wife (Liz Widener). Hal served with VP-18 (before we met) and VP-8 (after we married) from 1971 to 1973. Hal is unable to write now as he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I am sure he would like to hear from former Shipmates. Thanks..." [27APR2009]

WIDICK, Marc widick@tacamo.navy.mil "...I was stationed with the Blue Geese (VP-22) from June 1988 until August 1990, as an AX2 In-Flight Communicator. I deployed with the squadron to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (11/88-05/89), NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (1990), Midway Island (Pony Express ops), Team Spirit 90. I am now a land based aircrewmen with the Shadows of VQ-4, stationed in the flat lands of Oklahoma..." [29JUN2000]

WIDMER, Joseph E. JWidmer1@earthlink.net "...My squadron was deactivated in 1946, designated VPML-63 and soon after re-designated VP-831 continuing as an active reserve squadron at NAS New York, New York ( NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York). We continued to fly Training, Gunnery and off- shore patrols with our 9 PBY's; a mix of PBY5a's and PBY6a's until about 1949 when they were gradually replaced with PB4Y-2's (Privateer's). I am in my 70's now but have had a lifelong love of aviation, and have kept it alive by building and flying radio controlled scale models. I heard of a group located at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York who are restoring a PBY. Does anyone know if this is true?..." [17FEB2000]

WIECKING, Ken wiecking@oceanic.com "...Served in VP-47 (P5M Seaplanes) 1956-60 and in VP-24 (Neptunes-P-2V-7) 1965-67...Forgot to add in my first note to you that since retiring I have followed my Navy Subspecialty of communications off and on and am now a Project Manager for telecomms projects with Time Warner Tele Comms Inc in our Hawaii subsidiary called Oceanic Communications. Have traveled the career road through Systems Analysis (another Navy Sub spec I picked up); Engineer for MITRE Corp; Realtor, real estate appraiser and devotee of this great though expensive life in paradise (also called tax hell). "Navy prepares us for almost anything" seems like a worthy tribute to our great Navy. VP-47 and VP-24 jobs set the stage for a great future in or out of the Navy..." [Updated 26MAY98]

WIEFELS, CDR David Retired dfweefs@att.net "...I served with VP-MAU (1989-1991), VP-91 (1991-2008) and Naval Base Support Unit (1998-2000)..." [10AUG2014]

WIELAND, AE James F. jimwieland@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-26 from November 1959 till December 1962. I was a crew member on LK 3 for a short time then on LK 5. I was an Electronics Technician..." [23JUN2006]

WIELAND, CTM Lou lwiel@bellsouth.net "...I served with VQ-1 (1975) at NAS Agana, Guam. I was one of the first CTM s for Deepwell Techs. I also flew some flight with PR 36 crew out of Japan for a few observation flights..." [19DEC2018]

WIELE, AT3 Robert navyvet@juno.com "...I served with VP-17 Nov.69 to Mar.73. I spent most of that time in avionics as a groud-pounder but some of you might remember me in maintenance; for about six months I operated the teletype there ordering parts from supply. I first met up with the squadron at NAS Iwakuni, Japan and later did two complete deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Naha Okinawa. I was also on advance detachments to Utapao, Thailand and Taipei, Taiwan. I flew with most of the crews during that time as did most of the shop personnel for that combat and tax-free pay that came in handy to buy all those stereos' motorcycles and cameras. It's really great to find this web page and get a chance to try to link up with all you past squadron-mates of."wow!" thirty years ago. At the time I didn't my efforts with VP-17 mattered much but since I'm older I can look back and say I was glad I did my part..." [20FEB2000]

WIETZKE, Dale wietzke.dale@ssd.loral.com "...I was with VP-40 from 71-74, made a deployment to Naha and 2 to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. The second to NAS Iwakuni, Japan was special, "flame on". Saw a lot of old names and they reminded me of some good ole times..." [26APR99]

WIESER, Ray rwieser@comcast.net "...I served with VR-2 from 1956 to 1957. We flew the Convair R3Y Tradewind's..." [24SEP2009]


WIGGINS, Glen O. Jr. gwiggin2@bellsouth.net "...I served in VQ-1 from '74 to '77 and have kept in touch with some of my old 'mates through local channels. This will make it easier to find some of the guys I've always wondered about. There is a group of my Squadron mates are having a bash in Titusville, Fl. on 7/29/00. Unfortunately I will be of on another "cruise" . Hope all attendees have a ball, Maybe next year!..." [29JUN2000]

WIGGINS, LCDR Jack Retired wigginsjack@worldnet.att.net "...10/47-6/49 VPHL-2 Redesignated VP-22 PB4Y-2s, Guam & Hawaii (AD3), 8/49-3/53 ATU-10 PBM-5, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas ( AD1), 4/53-6/55 VP-50 PBM-5 NAS Alameda, California & NAS Iwakuni, Japan (AD1), 6/55-12/59 AD"B" Schools Instructor NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee (AD1), 1/60-3/60 L.D.O Indoctrination Newport, R.I (ENS), 4/60/5/63 VP-48 P5M1/2, NAS North Island, San Diego, California (LTJG), 5/60-6/66 NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (LT) I was project Officer for setting up the first P-3A Maintenance Facilities in WESTPAC at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, 6/66-6-69 Training Officer AD"B" Schools NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee (LCDR) , 6/69-1/71 VP-16 P-3A, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and Retired 1/1/71..." [25JAN2001]

WIGGINS, Ken (Kenny) KENNYPNSA@aol.com "...Member VP-60 Nov 1971 to May 1974. Plankowner. Never received. Ground Maintenance. Ground pounder. Flight crew P2/P-3. Aircrew: Radio Operator/In Flight Technician. Live in Pensacola, FL now..." [06JAN2002]

WIGGINS, Melvin Junior C/O His Daughter Deanna Sholin dmslucy@aol.com "...My Father, Melvin Junior Wiggins, served FASRON-8..." [16JUL2003]

WIGGS, ATN2 Roy Shipmate PixCirca 1964 roy493@hotmail.com "...I was a member of VP-2 from mid 1963 until early 1965. I flew with various crews as both a mad operator and a jez operator but was never a permanent crew member, I was the squadron ASDO in NAS Kodiak, Alaska when YC-9 crashed and burnt (November 27, 1964) on the runway..." [Updated PIX 22MAR2010 | 21MAR2010]

WIGHT, ATC Dennis W. Retired dennis.wight@navy.mil "...I served with VP-9 from 1981 to 1984, VP-49 from 1984 to 1987, Force Warfare at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1987 to 1991, VP-11 from 1991 to 1995 and then back to Force Warfare at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland till I retired in July 1999. I had an absolute blast in every command I was in and flying with the Navy's finest aircrewman. I spent the last 10 years working in Maintenance Control watching the worlds best maintenance personnel keeping those Orion's in the air. As a civilian, I'm still supporting the VP Navy as a Project Specialist with the P-3 Retrofits and Special Projects Group at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I would love to hear from my fellow Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAY2011 | 10DEC99]

WIGHTMAN-JORGENSEN, HM Jan btboop@aol.com "...I served aboard NAS Moffett Field, California (Hospital Corpsman) from June 1977 to December 1979..." [24MAR2011]

WIGNALL, PNSN Gary garyandjill@iowatelecom.net "...I served aboard NAS Kodiak, Alaska from September 1962 to September 1963. I remember the VP-17 mishap (SEE: In memory of lost friends...7 Die In Kodiak Plane Crash...). We helped carry fire extinguishers up the mountain to fight the fire because the fire trucks could not reach the crash site. Kodiak is a beautiful place. I often wounder how much it has changed in the last 46 years..." [25JAN2009]

WILBANKS, AX2 Tommy wtwilbanks@matrixengr.com "...I was stationed in VS-28, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, from December '67 to February '71 as an AX2. I was an Aircrewman and flew in the world famous Gruman S-2E. Would really enjoy hearing from anyone who was there at that time or any other..." [10MAR2001]

WILEMON, AD1(NAC) William P. Retired chevytruckrpw@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-46 (1990) at NAS Atlanta, Georgia and flew as a DC-9 Crewman. I'm retired from the Navy and also from the U.S. Civil Service..." [23MAR2012]

WILHELM, Leo leowilhelm28@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-18 (1955-1958). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [25JUL2011]

WIKKERINK, Bob rcwikk@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-872 crew 11 for the jtf8 exercises. Anyone in the Medford, OR. area please give me a call at (541) 878-8297. I have a copy of the cruise book that I would loan but I don't want to get rid of it..." [12MAR98]

WIKKERINK, AT1(AW) James james.wikkerink@navy.mil "...I joined VP-50 in May of 1988 and made deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines / Diego Garcia. Saddly the squadron was decommisioned in 1992. Blue Dragons live on in the fleet though. I was transferred to VP-31 and did a tour as a FRAMP instructor until VP-31 decommisioned in 1993. From there I went to NAS Lemoore, California and joined VFA-22 the Fighting Redcocks and did a cruise with the squadron on the USS Abraham Lincoln as a flight deck troublshooter. After staying from the path I came back to the safety and security of the mighty Orion and joined VP-9 the Golden Eagles on the Nov96-May97 NSF Diego Garcia deployment currently I am still with VP-9 and hope to go to JAX when this tour is finished. If there are any old Blue Dragons out there drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 19JUN2004 | Updated 05MAY98]

WIKKERINK, Bob rcwikk@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-872 crew 11 for the jtf8 exercises. Anyone in the Medford, OR. area please give me a call at (541) 878-8297. I have a copy of the cruise book that I would loan but I don't want to get rid of it..." [12MAR98]

WILAND, Paul Shipmate Pix Circa 1964 pwiland@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1963 to 1965..." [E-Mail Updated 01APR2004 | 26MAR2000]

WILBANKS, Bill R. tanebill@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-7 NAS Brunswick, Maine from July 1957 until March 1961 and went on 5 deployments. 1st was NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada in the winter (1957-1958), NS Rota, Spain (1959), NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1960), NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada (1960), and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR (1961). To anybody who wants to contact me, please feel free to do so. You meet alot of nice guys when you are in, but if your like me, you don't get any adresses and you can't remember peoples full names. After travelling to sunny climes with the Navy, I found out I did't like winters, so as soon as possible I moved to So. Ca. and have been here since. I've had a few side trips to the So. Pacific, Tahiti in name and lived there for awhile. Possibly moving there at some time, with my PC. My wife is from there and it will be no problem as far she is a property owner there. Feel free to email. Thanks..." [E-Mail Updated 08MAR2004 | 23MAY2000]

WILBER, AW1(AW) Dell rylb@bellatlantic.net "...Salutations all!! I started out with VP-49, the "World Famous Woodpeckers" before wising up and going to VP-92 (I'm still proud to have been a Minuteman), then VP-62 and now RESASWTRACEN, where I am currently working for AEC Mike Peluso as the CNARF Acoustic Evaluator. Feel free to write, anytime..." [26AUG98]

WILBER, AM3 Lou barblou@frontier.com "...I served with VU-10 (1952-1954) at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, FASRON-108 (09/1954-02/1955) at NAS Brunswick, Maine and Portsmouth, NH for discharge (02/1955)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 28MAR2014 | 12MAY2009]

WILBORN, Bud bwdw@att.net "...I served with FASRON-3 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, USS Midway (CV-41) and VR-5 Detachment NAS North Island, San Diego, California. It was a great 4 years..." [09APR2011]

WILBY, Tom tom@wilby.us "...I served with VQ-1 (1967-1970) as a Plane Captain on the EA-3B (PR-5 and PR-8). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAY2015 | E-Mail Updated 02OCT2005 | E-Mail Updated 16AUG2003 | 17OCT99]

WILCHER, DPC Gordon Retired flashg@iwvisp.com "...I did my regular Navy time with HS-3 at Weeksville where ZP-1 and ZP-4 were based. ZP-1 lost a blimp into the pine tree next to HS-3 hanger circa 1954. Upon release from active duty I joined VP-671 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia flew P2V-3W and P2V-5F. VP-671 was the first reserve squadron to go to NS Rota, Spain in 1960. After graduation from college I moved to DC and joined VP-661 at NAF Andrews, Maryland..." [04APR2002]

WILCOX, AWCS Bob Retired vienna1420@gmail.com "...I served at NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal 64-66, VP-44 66-69, VP-30 69-71, TSC NAS Keflavik, Iceland 71-73, VP-6 74-78, TSC NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 78-79, VP-23 79-83 and Finally using all my P-3 experience I Instructed in S-3As at VS-41 83-86. I would do it all again but at almost 70 years old I don't think I'd pass the Aircrew physical. Great friends, Great memories."..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21JUN2015 | 26DEC2000]

WILCOX, PNC Clyde Retired clydemw@msn.com "...I served with VP-68 (11/1973-11/1976) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAVal REServe REaDiness COMmand REGion (NAVRESREDCOMREG) 16 (11/1976-10/1980) at NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota. When it comes to my service with VP-68 - the only one's I can get hold of is Doc George DURITY and Samuel LEVINER who was a recruiter. PN1 Doyle was in VP-68 on full time active duty. YN1 Homer Buffalohide a reservist was also in VP-68 and I lost contact with both. If either sees this e-mail send me and e-mail..." [BIO Updated 24MAR2015 | E-Mail Updated 29SEP2012 | 10MAR2011]


WILCOX, Lawrence R. c/o Andrew Wilcox ne1418@hotmail.com "...Served with VD-3..." [24AUG2000]

WILCOX, PH3 Richard R. randbwilcox@comcast.net "...I served in VP-6 from 1963 to 1966 as a PH3 (photographers mate). Flew in P2V's and P-3A's. I was always TAD to the base lab, but took most of the photos for the cuise books, official photos and a ton of BUPERS photos of personnel. I just retired from the California Highway Patrol after 30 years as a peace officer. I still photograph (big into digital). My time in the Navy and with VP-6 was the best time in my life. God Bless..." [02DEC2004]

WILD, AETM1 Herb eveherb@earthlink.net "...I served with VPB-19 during the invasion of Iwo Jima, which wasn't of very great duration for the squadron. I was transferred to VPB-21 in March 1945 and on March 29 we flew to Kerama Retto and joined our tender, the USS Chandeleur (AV-10). We patrolled from our base at Kerama Retto and later for a short time Chimu Wan for 109 days, going to General Quarters 204 times. We left Okinawa July 15 for R and R at Parry Island, next to Enewietok. The war ended in August and I remained with VPB-21 during the occupation in Ominato Bay aboard the Chandeleur until the ship was relieved by the USS Tangier (AV-8). In November we went to Hong Kong for three months and then to Sasebo. I went home for discharge in March 1946. My rating then was AETM 1/C. Some months after my discharge I received a hardcover book with many photos and a write up of the 1st and 2nd cruise of the USS Chandeleur (AV-10). During my web research I ran across one person who knew Lt. Irick, our radar officer. I had a lot of friends in the Air Division as well as the squadron but only kept good friends with one, who died a couple of years ago. I am retired now but my career was 100% influenced by my experience in the Navy and Squadron VPB-21..." [30JUN2001]

WILDE, John john.wilde@navy.mil "...I served with VP-6, VP-31, VP-94 and VP-67. I'm interested in hearing from any Shipmates out there..." [E-Mail Updated 30DEC2010 | 26DEC2001]

WILDEN, Darrell dwilden@jps.net "...Served in VP-22 (86-90), VP-31 (90-93) and VP-23 (93-95). Would love to hear from any of the old AO's I served with. The VP Navy was a blast and some of the best years of my life. Will never forget NAS Cubi Point, Philippines deployments (yeah!) or the NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployments (yuck!)..." [02JUN99]

WILES, LCDR Gehrig gehrig.wiles@comcast.net "...I served with VP-48 (P-3C TACCO/MC) from October 1977 to October 1980 and VAQ-33 (EP-3A ECMO/MC) from 1987 to 1990..." [E-Mail Updated 10AUG2008 | 26JUL98]

WILEY, Bill wwiley3@cox.net "...I went to basic training at NAS North Island, San Diego, California in 1965, AE-A school at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1966 and reported to VP-48 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with the P5M sea plane. I went to Julie/ECM Operator School and SERE and Water Survival to begin my flying career. I served with VP-48 from 1966 to 1969, the later years in NAS Moffett Field, California with the P-3A aircraft. I went to AE-B School in 1970 and then to my first shore duty tour in NAS Alameda, California from 1970 to 1973 when I went to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in VP-4 from 1973 to 1977. Transferred to NAS Brunswick, Maine to VP-10 from 1977 to 1979. I went back to VP-4 from 1979 to 1982. Transferred again to NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1982 to 1984. My final shore duty tour was in NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1984 to 1986 when I retired in September 1986..." [09SEP2009]

WILEY, AOC David D. Retired daviddw746@gmail.com "...I served with VP-56 (1966-1970) and VP-46 (1974-1976) as AO Shop Supervisor. I went through factory school at Lockheed on the P-3C and was the first qualified P-3C Ordnance Aircrewman. Had a lot of great memories in NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. IYAOYAS..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAY2019 | 27JUL2000]

WILEY, Edward (Bud) wiley_eb@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1959 to 1961 with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I worked in the Personnel Office with Chuck Cramer, Sam Kurosawa (sp.), Skinny Walter White and others. Would love to hear from anyone about those days..." [14OCT2005]

WILEY, T.J. twiley1403@aol.com "...I was in VQ-2 64-66, VQ-1 66-70, VQ-2 70-73. Maintained and flew EA3B EW Operator. Enjoyed all 9 1/2 years. Would like to hear from others I knew and worked with..." [30APR98]

WILEY, William (Bill) J. III william.wiley3@verizon.net "... I was in VP-1, Crew 12 from June 1963-March 1966. My first deployment was to NAS Kodiak, Alaska with detachments to Alaska and Shimya. In 1964, the squadron won the "E" for Pacific Fleet Patrol squadrons. In 1964, I was also in a detachment to NAS Adak, Alaska flying earthquake relief missions. The base in NAS Kodiak, Alaska was really messed up in the quake! Later I made two deployments to Japan, one in 1964-65 and again in the spring of 1966. During those deployments, I was on detachments to both NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and two detachments to Vietnam. We were flying out of FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam in 1964 a couple weeks before the big U.S. Marine buildup in Da Nang. I went back to Viet Nam again in February 1966 and flew Market Time patrols out of Saigon. I left a few weeks before the base was mortared but I have a picture from the cruise book of my plane, YB-12, with over 150 holes in it!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29APR2005 | Updated E-Mail 18JUN99 | 25JAN98]

WILGREEN, John bonjohn@fast-air.net "...I served in VP-42 from 1965 to 1966. Went to the pacific, taking stops in Hawaii, Japan and Saigon. Drop me a line if you remember me. Take care and God Bless..." [E-Mail Updated 12APR2008 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 10FEB2002 | 18DEC97]

WILHELM, Alex alexfonda@comcast.net "...I served with VT-26 (1961-1965)..." [13FEB2014]

WILKERSON, ABF Rawleigh Wayne jriley@cwo.com "...Attached to VP-771, NAS Los Alamitos, California as ABF..." [13JUN2007]

WILKINS, Bill TWOWHELBIL01@AOL.COM "...>USN, VQ-1, NAS Iwakuni, Japan 7/1956-7/1957, AT/3 ECM-Aircrewman. Worked few months in Chart-room before becoming aircrewman operator. First flight on Old unlucky P4M#62. Nose gear fail. Later, No.#62 lost to attack at sea, 13 on crew. One night 24" of prop-blade broke off #68 but, we made it into Okinawa. VQ-1 began updating to AD1 (?) JET, like USAF RB66. Forty three yrs. later I remember AT-1 Rowan "ROHO", AT-2 Bouton, and others. Still have several pictures taken of P4M's and several crewmembers and view from tail-turrent..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAR2000 | 09MAR99]

WILKINSON, Bill c/o His Daughter Kris Wilkinson Petruzelli kikibabe56@aol.com "...My father, Bill Wilkinson, was a pilot for VP-214 and I so enjoy hearing his stories about his naval activities. He is now 80 and in an Assisted Living facility here in Sherman, Tx. I know he would enjoy hearing from some of his old buddies. His address is: 620 Blanton Dr. #111, Sherman, Tx, 75092. He has a picture of his plane and crew proudly displayed above where he sits most of the time. I am so proud to say my dad served in the Navy during WW11, and even lived to tell about it. Sincerely..." [06JAN2001]

WILKINSON, Jeff jeffwilk@clairson.com "...For those that don't remember I was the idiot that stole the car from the club in NAS Keflavik, Iceland (that first deployment there). Well I reformed and became an engineer for General Electric. It was great reading some of the comments from former Shipmates. I agree with most that the few years in VP-44 (76-80) were some of my best. Regards and best of luck to all..." [20OCT2000]

WILKINSON, AWC Jim Retired pinwud67@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-94, VP-64, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Reserve ASW Training Center. I am trying to locate a few old friends: AW? Paul Bechtloff, AW? Rick Howard, AW? Buddy Woelke, and CDR Dave Cowart (RET)..." [04MAR2002]

WILKINSON, LCDR John P. III Retired jpwusn@home.com "...I was in VP-56, my first duty station, after enlisting in Apr. 59, from Mar 60- Aug. 61. Left VP-56 as an AT-3, flew on crew 1 with CDR Montgomery. After AT B School, went to VP-4 out in Okinawa, flew wit LCDR Bruce Cloud on crew 6 as an AX-1 from Sep. 62- Aug 64. After VP-4 moved back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I got picked up for the integration program and went to OCS in Newport, RI. Got commissioned as an Ensign and started my surface duty as an ASW Officer on the USS HOLDER DD-819 in Norfolk. After several more surface assignments, including CO of USS PAPAGO ATF-160, I retired in June 79. Now I'm a marine surveyor for the American Bureau of Shipping, and plan to retire from ABS this October. Many fond memories wit VP-56 and VP-4..." [E-Mail Updated 28JAN2000 | 02MAR98]

WILKINSON, AD3 Jon D. jonwilkins@hotmail.com "...I served with VJ-1 from August 1952 throught the changeover into VW-3 on NAS Agana, Guam and flew the PB4Y2. Interested in any Reunion, etc. Enter as an ADAN and left an AD3 on February 1954. I worked engines and attempted to crew. Flew plenty of hours and to many places (i.e, Japan, Phillippines, Frend Indo-China now VietName, Wake Island, etc.). I am now retired after 37 years as an aircraft mechanic with United Airlines..." [E-Mail Updated 29OCT2002 | 06FEB99]

WILKINSON, AT1(AW) Laura Retired wilkinson86@verizon.net "...I served with VP-17 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1990-1993 and VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I would love to hear from anyone who served with the rainbow fleet at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and with VQ-1. I have retired from the Navy. I'm proud to say my last duty station was NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, serving with the World Watchers of VQ-1. I would love to hear from old squadronmates! Also, any folks from VP-17, VP-1, or anyone who remembers me from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Presently living in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland working my second career as a slimy contractor for NAVAIR :p) supporting the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 upgrade Program. I miss all old friends, and look forward to seeing more names here that I know..." [E-Mail Updated 04AUG2005 | E-Mail Updated 22MAR2003 | BIO Updated 11APR2001 | 04AUG98]

WILKINSON, Tracy "Smut" Fzonian@msn.com "...Was an AO2 on Independece, now am a flyin' ordie in the reserve Navy, with the "Fightin' Totems" of VP-69, flying the Update III and the new AVX-1 bird. Go Red Rock!..." [24APR98]

WILKES, ARM3 Charles F. c/o His Son Ken Wilkes kpwilkes@berkeleyelectric.net "...My Dad served in VP-73, VPB-129, and VPB-147 as an ARM3/c, he earned his wings in 43/44 while in VP-73. He has long since passed away but I remember him talking about NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, NAS Norfolk, Virginia, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and Gunnery School at Purcell OK. If there is anyone out there who might remember him I would be interested in hearing from you..." [10JUN2001]

WILL, LCDR Eugene G. Retired willeugene5503@netscape.net "...I served with VP-9 (1957-1960) at NAS Alameda, California. I very much enjoyed the visit to Oshkosh by the VP-9 Crew. I always attend the Oshkosh Airshow - sure wish they would have a P2 on display! I very much enjoyed the visit by NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Aircrew in a P-3 and visited with the crew and had a quick look at interior of the bird. Hope you guys get the new P-8 in the near future. My VP-9 cap as just about ready for the trash as it has been well used..." [30MAR2013]

WILLARD, PR3 Frank fwillard2@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-42 from January 1964 to May 1968. When we were at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington I was usually TAD duty to the main Parachute Loft at the Seaplane Base. I made 3 WestPac cruises ( NAS Iwakuni, Japan 1965, NS Sangley Point, Philippines 1967, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam 1968). Had many good friend and great times. Hung around with Dave Lage, Toy Ballard, Ron Shotwell, and Rich Kovach. Would like to hear from Koach and any other Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAY2007 | E-Mail Updated 04APR2004 | E-Mail Updated 20DEC2001 | BIO and E-Mail Updated 25JAN99]

WILLARD, B. A. "Andy" b.willard@att.net "...Just looking around to see if any of my brothers are still kicking. I joined VP-48 in late 1957 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan - through late 1960. I was in Electronics and in Crew 11- 2- 1. Radio/Radar/Ecm/Mad gear/Jezabel operator. I will wait to maybe hear from anyone of that time. Thanks guys..." [24NOV2007]

WILLARD, Will wilsquared@aol.com "...I served with VP-9 from Feb 81 to Apr 85. I found this page by accident but was happy to see some familiar names from the past. I retired in 91 and have been working with the FAA since then. Feel free to drop me a line. I plan to contact some of my Shipmates also..." [24JUL2005]

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WILLEFORD, Cathy L. countrygirlinohio@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-5. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22JUL2012]

WILLERTH, ADJ Leslie l2628@aol.com "...I served with VP-60 (1971-1977) at NAS Glenview, Illinois (P2 and P-3s)..." [27MAR2013]

WILLEY, AD3 David R. drwilley3@comcast.net "...Served with VP-22 1974-1977. Proud to be a Blue Goose then and now. I arrived to VP-22 as a child and departed a man. I can still smell the sweet, sugar cane breeze. Hello to all my good buddies..." [30JAN2005]

WILLIAM, Gary "Gman" gman8@earthlink.net "...Reported to VR-55 in April 1996 as a re-trainable FE on the C-130. (VP'ers take note, we still have a job and a mission here :).) Now as the end draws near, February 2004, I must make the transition to VR-54 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Going to miss my fellow brothers and sisters, as well as my Shipmates, and Yes, even a majority of the O's. It has been a wonderful time and I am sorry to see it come to an end. If you come to New Orleans, look me up. I'll either be in the air, in the hangar, or in the qtr. Later, "Gman"..." [15JAN2004]

WILLIAM, AQF3 Scott E. mrbill65026@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-4 NAS Pensacola 1970-71. Great station, great people..." [27DEC2005]

WILLIAMS, ADR Andrew "Big Willy" andycat82@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1963 to 1966. I was an ADR working in the Powerplant Shop and made the NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployments of those years. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [24NOV2009]

WILLIAMS, Bill tolive4@shianet.org "...I served with VP-8 from September 1959 to September 1961 based in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Looking for information on Reunions and Shipmate information. Thanks..." [23AUG2001]

WILLIAMS, ATC Billie Retired billwilliams32@earthlink.net "...I served with AEWBarRonPac from 1959 to 1960 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and TAD to NAS Midway Island for 3 months in 1960..." [24MAY2010]

WILLIAMS, Bob heybob@sbcglobal.net "...I was a Plank Owner of NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam having arrived there in May 1967 and departing December 1968. When I arrived there was nothing but a flight line and two hooches. I worked the Line Division, Avionics and finally was the OMD Check Crew supervisor as well as flying right seat in the stations UC45J #126. It was great duty, especially in the early days..." [19DEC2002]

WILLIAMS, Buster margnbuz@sprynet.com "...Served with VP-91, VP-28, VP-92, VP-23, ASWOC Rota, 11, CRPWL, 65, 91, CRPWP from 68-89..."

WILLIAMS, ADCS Charlie "BBC" Retired c-mwilliams@juno.com "...Crewman on C131, C1A, C9B, and P-3. Joined the VP Navy in 79, FE with VP-50 7/80-7-83, VP-31 8/83-10/86, and NMPC SDC NAS Point Mugu, California 11/86-3/93. I retired in 93. Would be intrested in hearing from some old Shipmates..." [15JUL98]

WILLIAMS, Dane MAXGLNDORA@aol.com "...I served with VPB-17 from March to August 1945. All over the Phillipines from north to Tawi Tawi, Philippines in far south. Flew patrol along China coast from Formosa to Hong Kong and return. Box 5 was our plane. We covered Borneo invasion flying anti sub patriol in Macassar Straits..." [BIO Updated 13MAR2010 | 07OCT2000]

WILLIAMS, Darrel "WILLIE" carmelitaw@hotmail.com "...I would like to say that I am happy to see some of my old Shipmates name again. I served in VP-6 from 1974 to 1981 and from there I served VQ-2 from 1981 to 1985. Then on to VAQ to VC and till retirement. I hope to hear from someone in the future. Thanks for the memories..." [12MAR2000]

WILLIAMS, Daryl Retired darylw1952@aol.com "...I served with VT-3 NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida from November 1970 til December 1973, VXN-8 from April 1974 til December 1978 and February 1982 til Feb 1986, NRL from January 1979 til February 1982 and from February 1986 until May 1990 when I retired. I now work for the Project Liaison Office, Force Aircraft Test Squadron (now VX-20) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I would like to hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17JUN2005 | E-Mail Updated 21FEB2004 | 08SEP99]

WILLIAMS, CAPTAIN David dwilliams@lsijax.com "...Wife, Karen, and sons - Joshua and Kyle. I served with VP-49 from 1984 to 1986, VP-10 from 1990 to 1992, OIC, ASWOC/TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1992 to 1994, and VP-11 Commanding Officer from 1995 to 1997 (disestablishment). The privilege of a lifetime to serve alongside the Navy's greatest Sailors. Dean of Students/faculty, Naval War College, Newport, RI from 2000 to 2004. Retired from the Navy 2004. Currently living in Jacksonville, FL and working with Logistic Services International (LSI)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02JUN2004 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 05APR2002]

WILLIAMS, CDR Dave Retired davew26@msn.com "...I joined VP-26 in March 1962. For 14 months I had the pleasure of being the BULL Ensign of the squadron. I spent many an hour at the nav table on Crew 6 because our TACCO was too lazy to navigate. Learned alot from the plane commander, Bill Culhane, CP Norm Ross, TACCO Ed Clover, Plane Captain Brunskill and the rest of the crew. Finally promoted to LT(jg) and became PPC of Crew 12. Left the squadron in June 1965. After a few more years, I retired from the Navy in 1981 as a CDR. Never forgot the experiences at my first and best squadron, VP-26..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 15JUN2004 | 12OCT98]

WILLIAMS, YN David L. dlwms1@verizon.net "...I served with VR-7 (Yeoman) at NAS Agana, Guam from 1947 to 1948. My very first flight was in an R5D from NAS Moffett Field, California, to Hawaii, Johnston Is, NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands and NAS Agana, Guam..." [14APR2009]

WILLIAMS, Dirk dirkandcarole8495@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 (1980-1983) and worked in the Airframe Shop. I would like to hear from John Foster and Joe Wrights..." [23OCT2010]

WILLIAMS, Don L. Donald.Williams@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov "...I'm interest in VAH-1 patches and coffee mug. I was with the squadron from 1961-1965..." [18JUN2001]

WILLIAMS, AO1(AW) Dwayne L. "Poo" charpo38@bresnan.net "...I was a member of VP-19 from 1984 to 1989. I was a aircrewman (ordnance that is) - yea that's right it me POO! I flew with many of the best like JJ, Terry, Tracy, Phil, Art. Mrs. Rodes, Mr. Philips, Mr. Jackson Pam Valon, Dee Liddell, Lyle Eagle, Larry Brickner and the list goes on and on. I had a fire and most of my stuff got burned or lost. I would love to get ahold of any cruise books from 1984 to 1989 and a squadron patch. So come on Big Red Shipmates - help me out. Thanks..." [E-Mail Updated 07OCT2006 | BIO Updated 22MAY2005 | 30MAR2000]

WILLIAMS, Ed Willy edwilliams8@aol.com "...I first reported to VR-1 in 09/67 and stayed until I separated 10/70. But by 02/73 I'd had enough of civilian life so I came back in and as luck would have it I got right back in VR-1. They were really hurting for Electricians and although I was a nondesignated Airman I had worked in Work Center 220 and was at least familiar with the aircraft. They were in a crew system at the time and I was made the Electrician for C-131 Convair aircraft 002. Working for ADR1 Roy Fore. By June Roy had talked me into submitting my request chit to become an Air Crewman and fly with him. That was before it was common knowledge about the arrival of the C9-B. My chit was approved, I passed the flight physical and soon learned I would not be flying C-131s but as a Flight Attendent on a C9-B. Boy when those beauties arrived we went straight into super overdrive. We were there to serve and serve we did. I remember our crew cooking and serving 90 TV dinners between NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida (and had all trash gathered and stowed by short-final). I will never forget making AE3. ADR1 Ross House called me and told me I had to fly the next day and I would be flying as a Loadmaster trainee. I made four flights as a trainee and took my check ride with PRC Hap Chandler. Captain T.L. Davis was the Skipper and not only was he a great C.O. but was just an outstanding Human Being. They were long hours. When we first started there was no such thing as "Crew-Duty". Shucks I can remember passing 23 hours somewhere between NAS Bermuda and NAS Norfolk, Virginia on the last leg of a VP deployment swap between NAS Bermuda and NAS Brunswick, Maine. I doubt if anyone that flew after us would believe the effort we put into getting our passangers to and from their destinations as quickly and as comfortably as possible. Who now would believe 2,216 flight hours in just 23 total months flying? God I wish I could go back and do it all over again! I'd sure appreciate hearing from former Shipmates..." [30NOV2009]

WILLIAMS, AW2 Emmett W. Jr. "Chuck" chkwill@charter.net "...I served with VP-49 (1968-1970). Joined them at NS Sangley Point, Philippines after finishing SERE School..." [23JUL2021]

WILLIAMS, Floyd E. (Willy) c/o Son-in-Law Keith Williams Keith.Williams@noaa.gov "...My Father-in-Law Floyd E. Williams (Willy) was a waist gunner in VPB-63 during WWII. He has told me that he flew missions mostly over North Africa. He was a Machinist Mate 2nd. from Tennessee and played a lot of baseball for the Navy. Does anyone remember him. I'm looking for a crew roster and pictures, mission history, etc..." [01OCT2000]

WILLIAMS, AMM1 George williams.george.d.n@att.net "...I was assigned to "TTSA", NAS Norfolk, Virginia, and "TTSP", NAS Alameda, California before going to CASU-48 at Saipan in 1945. PBM's were the aircraft I worked and flew. I was an AMM1/c and flew as Plane Captain and Flight Engineer..." [18JAN2005]

WILLIAMS, George E. comstockgeorge@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-7 from 1960 to 1963 as a flight attendent on MATS C-121G that went down on NAS Agana, Guam in December 1962. I am looking for ways to prove I was in Country during that time frame so I may get Disibility. Any help would be appreciated..." [06JAN2010]

WILLIAMS, ATC Gordon Retired will.go70@hotmail.com "...I served with VX-6 (1963-1967) and NAF Naples, Italy to fly on the "Catbird" (VC-131F) until 1970. Talk about a seven year run, hard to beat!..." [20APR2016]

WILLIAMS, Greg Retired willms@koyote.com "...Did VP-22 from 79 to 82, VP-45 from 82 to 85, VP-30 from 85 to 89 and VP-49 from 89 to 92. Retired from CPW-11 in 95. Stuck out here in "injun" country with Raytheon E-Systems and the P-3 SRP contract. Give us a shout !!..."

WILLIAMS, CDR Hasty Retired bwill10750@hotmail.com "...Served as XO of VT-24 in 1976. Assumed CO until relieved in 1979..." [14MAR2007]

WILLIAMS, AT Harry hwilassoc@gmail.com "...I served with VR-5 (1956-Disestablishment) at NAS Moffett Field, California and VFAW-3 (1973)..." [13MAY2015]

WILLIAMS, Howard G. hgwilliams@snet.net "...I began my career at NAS Point Mugu, California, 1960-1962 flying as an AT on WV-2's, AD-5Q's and S2F/s (briefly) (I was the guy from Texas who got sick on every flight!). I flew as an enlisted Aircrewman with VP-1 in 1962/1963 in YB-3. My pilot was named ME Houston,(at one time the youngest P2V Aircraft Commander in the Navy). One crewmember was Jim Baker. Got off AD and joined VP-702 at NAS Dallas as ATN-2. Flew for two years and got out. Joined the Air Guard at DAllas and still am on Active Duty as Colonel (couldn't make First Class-easier to be an Officer). Love to hear from any former Shipmates..." [16AUG98]

WILLIAMS, Howard Willie JR namvet6870sqid@YAHOO.COM "...Just want to say hello to all that were stationed at Naval Air Development Center from 1970 through 1971. I was CS2 stationed at the galley. Made a lot of great friends there. Hope GOD has kept them all well. Miss the base often..." [22JUN2000]

WILLIAMS, PT3 J. A. "Tony" javawms@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-10 (1962-1965) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Still married to that Maine girl. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [23JUL2011]

WILLIAMS, ATCS J. B. Retired jbwlms@attbi.com "...Served with VP-1, VX-1, and VP-6..." [E-Mail Updated 17JAN2002 | E-Mail Updated 31JUL98]

WILLIAMS, James E. "The Dude" emuman7765@aol.com "...I served with VP-56 (1965-1966) with a deployment NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I flew with Crew-12 as a forward observer in "The Dude's Diner." Our Plane Captain was Richard Bataglia "Batman."..." [18JAN2011]


WILLIAMS, AD1(AW) Jeffrey A jcpwilli@whidbey.net "...I started out in VP-8 in 1987 then VP-4 and a tour at AIMD. I'm currently in VAQ-142. Needless to say, I miss working on a real aircraft..."

WILLIAMS, Jeffery (706)825-3621 Jwill19234@aol.com "...I'm a former Mad Fox (VP-5) NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAR2001 | 16MAR2001]

WILLIAMS, CMDCM (AW) Jerry http://www.nasjax.navy.mil/vp5/foxes.htm "...A native of Aiken, South Carolina and a graduate of Aiken High School, Master Chief Williams enlisted in the Navy on 4 November 1975. Upon graduation from Basic Training in Orlando, Florida, he transferred to Millington, Tennessee for Aviation Ordnanceman "A" School. In August 1976, he commenced his first sea assignment onboard VP-5. He completed deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. In December 1979, he reported for shore duty to the "Pro's Nest" of VP-30 as the Ordnance Night Check Supervisor. After completion of Aircrew Candidate School, Master Chief Williams earned his Naval Aircrew wings in November of 1982. He later transferred to the "Batmen" of VP-24 as an in-flight ordnanceman. While there he was selected as a Squadron Ordnance NATOPS Evaluator. Master Chief Williams's next assignment was as a Recruit Company Commander at Great Lakes, Illinois, from July 1985 to January 1989. He successfully trained five Rifle Companies, four Ceremonial Units, and 15 Ceremonial Drill Team Units (three earning the coveted "Hall of Fame" Award). He was twice selected as the distinguished leader of the graduating companies, and subsequently selected as the Recruit Training Command and Naval Training Center 1987 Sailor of the Year. In January 1989, Master Chief Williams received orders to the "Pelicans" of VP-45 as the Ordnance Branch Chief Petty Officer. After a successful sea tour with the "Pelicans" he reported to CPW-11 as Assistant Weapons Officer and Training Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. Master Chief Williams received orders in May 1995 to the Pre-commissioning Unit for USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) serving as the Weapons Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. In November 1996, he assumed duties as Command Master Chief of the World Famous BULLS of VFA-37 and deployed to the Mediterranean aboard the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). In November 1998, Master Chief Williams reported as the Command Master Chief of Commander Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light Wing, U. S. Atlantic Fleet. In July 2001, Master Chief Williams was selected as Command Master Chief for the "Mad Foxes" of VP-5. He has earned the Enlisted Aviation Warfare specialist, Naval Aircrew Wings, Master Training Specialist badge and is a Graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy, class 87. Personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Four Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit commendations and service medals..." [02JUN2003]

WILLIAMS, MCPO Jerry G. Retired saltydog327@att.net "...I served with VU-5 (1960-1962) at NAS Atsugi, Japan and worked on the line and Power Plants Shop. I was a Plane Captain aboard the SNB-5P and JD1. I retired in 1990..." [E-Mail Updated 07JUN2014 | 02APR2006]

WILLIAMS, Evelyn Kathleen (Kathy) pappydave2@yahoo.com "...I first began my Naval Career in 1974 when I was on Active Duty at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I discharged from the Active Branch of the Navy in 1979 after I had my first daughter in 1978. My husband, daughter and I then moved back home to Southern Maryland. It was there that I began my duty as a Selective Reservist with VP-68. After 4 years as a SELRES, I enlisted as a TAR (an Active Reserve). I was then transferred to the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Next, I was sent back to VP-68 as the Training Yeoman for the Flight Crews and their Pilots in the Training Department. I still today, after having memories brought back to me a while back from Retired YN1 Maryellen White, can remember a lot of Great Times, especially with CAC 4 (Our very own SkyPigs)! They all should remember me because I do believe I was taller than ANY of them! If anyone out there, by the way, knows the whereabouts of LCDR Terry Cooke and Family, I would love to correspond with him. Next, after VP-68 was sent to NAF Washington, D.C., I was assigned with them again. The very last command I had was a Readiness Command Region 13 at the Naval Education and Training Center at Great Lakes, IL which is in a small town called North Chicago. It was also there that I was forced out in 1995 with only 5 years to go and I couldn't even reenlist. After my Honorable Discharge in 1995 until 1999, I worked for an Attorney and then for a Contractor as the Leave Coordinator and American Red Cross Liaison for the students at the Service School Command at NETC Great Lakes, IL. It was a Great job but we moved again in 1999 to where we are now and I have worked for Wal-mart, Inc. for the past 5 years because there were no other jobs when we arrived. That's my history to date and I was so grateful and thrilled to hear from M. E. White and get ALL the scoop on what's been happening and what will happen!..." [28AUG2004]

WILLIAMS, Jim joji0101@earthlink.net "...I was attached to VPB-28 (28-P-10) when the squadron was Redesignated at NAAS Harvey Point, North Carolina somewhere around April 1944. I stayed with VPB-28 till it returned to NAS Alameda, California. I was discharged there a few month later. We flew PBM with PW 2800 engines. Our aircraft was damaged over the Formose Straights and our crew flew other planes from then on. We flew D-10 home to NAS Alameda, California after the war. Would sure like to talk to anyone familiar with that period..." [01SEP2005]

WILLIAMS, AG3 Keith keith.williams@noaa.gov "...I served aboard NAS Agana, Guam from 1969 to 1970. I worked at Naval Weather Service Environmental Detachment (NWSED) and also flew several times with VP-9 for the purpose of plotting the data from bathythermographs for mission's over the South China Sea..." [09OCT2009]

WILLIAMS, Kenny paperboy11780@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (05/1982-08/1984). I would like to hear from former Shipmates...." [14DEC2017]

WILLIAMS, AK Laverne prazhymwilliams@yahoo.com "...I served with VXN-8 (1976-1978). I would like to hear from former Shipmates! Take care and God's speed..." [26SEP2011]

WILLIAMS, Leyman jlwilliams@mindspring.com "...I was in VP-5 from 1966 to 1969. Would like to here from anyone who was there during this time. I was an AE-3 in the electrical shop and on check crew. THANKS! ..." [01FEB98]

WILLIAMS, AO2 Maynard L. mwilliams@oakwoodhills.org "...I served with VP-50 after training in VP-31. Dates of service 1973-1976. Discharged as AO2. Aircrew on Crew 8 plus two WestPacs..." [30MAR2007]

WILLIAMS, AT2 Nelson R. ngwill@epix.net "...Would love to participate in a Reunion of VS-801/VS-30. I was at NAS Ocean View when VS-801 arrived, they had TBS Avengers with APS-4 radar. VS-801 activated into VS-30 and switched to Grumman AF's and AD's. I was a combat air crewman, AT-2. I stayed with the squadron until Nov. 1953. Would like to hear from a couple of buddies, especially Bill Wagner, Marshal Orme, Tom Kreutzberg, and Don McNair. Hope to hear from someone. Nelson R. Williams, retired..." [03FEB2001]

WILLIAMS, Neville "Scruffy" rancomp@bigpond.net.au "...RAAF apprentice (engine Fitter) 1955 -1967. I served in 11 SQN from 1960 to 1967 at Richmond NSW working on P2V5F..." [E-Mail Updated 03JUN2007 | 09JAN2000]

WILLIAMS, R. P. "Dutch" Dutch3@mindspring.com "...Served with VS-42 from commission to decomission. I would like to obtain a squadron patch if any are available..." [05OCT2001]

WILLIAMS, Randy crw56@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 on NAS Agana, Guam from 1974 to mid 1975 as an ak. i went to several detachments and assisted in the evacuation of saigon. What an experience..."

WILLIAMS, CTICM(A/C)/CWO Richard "Dick" williamsra123@comcast.net "...I served with VQ-1 (1963-1967 and 1970-1977) as Intercept Operator/Evaluator aboard all Q aircraft with a deployment to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (1966) flying ECM missions aboard the EC-121. I also served as AOIC NAVal SECurity GRoUp Command (NAVSECGRU) Detachment NAS Atsugi, Japan (1972-1977)..." [12OCT2015]

WILLIAMS, AT Richard O. irenenro@quixnet.net "...I was with VS-23 from August 1956 until June 1959 as an AT. I was on aircrew for the entire duration of my time in the squadron; made two cruises (USS Boxer from 1956 to 1957 and USS Princeton 1958). Would like to hear from any of the guys I sailed with, some of whom I saw their names in this website. Also, for all you VS-23 vets, you can access the VS-23 website on http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitCreatedPage/0,11003,202766,00.html. There are some pictures posted from various cruises as well as a few bio's of Shipmates..." [10JAN2004]

WILLIAMS, Richard Taylor c/o His Daughter Carol Hustus maranath@strato.net "...I am looking for information to pass along to my 81 year old Dad. Our family has never been able to find old Navy buddies for him and I am desperate to make contact with someone he could write or chat with before it's too late. He left New York in May 1943 on the Monterey. He served in Ibura Field and Ft. Alaza in Receif, Brazil. His memory is not too great, but he does remember lots of 'incidents' and I know contacts from some of the names he's occasionally mentioned would be very nice. I was able to find a former co-worker from the NY, New Haven and Hartford Railroad and they wrote, phoned and shared pictures. He worked as a machinist repairing refrigeration units for the Fleet Air Wing Sixteen. He also loaded bombs onto the planes. He lives in Maine now and I don't think he'd be well enough to travel to a Reunion..." [16OCT2000]

WILLIAMS, Rick {Bones} ricon315@msn.com "...I was in VP-28 in 1967 through 1968. I'd like to hear from some of you guys..." [12APR2001]

WILLIAMS, AT2 Robert "Willy" bandgwilliams@msn.com "...I served with VP-29 (04/1951-04/1954) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington as Radar Operator aboard Crew-7 with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan (10/1952-Spring/1953), Operation Castle Eniwetok (11/1953-04/1954) and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (06/1955-11/1955)..." [10JUL2011]

WILLIAMS, Robert J. bridge39@ix.netcom.com "...I served from 1955-1958 with VP-49 in Bermuda..."

WILLIAMS, PNC Roger A. Retired ro.williams@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1970 to 1974, VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1974 to 1978 and NAS Dallas, Texas where I retired in October 1981. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06DEC2009]

WILLIAMS, Ron photo9@adelphia.net "...My first navy tour was VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, (June 1953 to June 1956)where I made AT3 and several friends amoung the local population. Most of these at the time, like myself, were too young for the bars. I am now 66 and live with my daughter and grandchildren in Virginia. From VP-26 I moved on to other squadrons. Wintered over on Deepfreeze 4 with VX-6 as an AT2 and on to AEW-11 & AEW-13 in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada as an AT1. Than to HS-5 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island where I was the command career counselor and the leading PO of the admin division. Than on to shore duty at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. In 1968 I traded AT1 for UT3 in the seabees. My first tour of duty with the seabees was Danang, Viet Nam where I Made UT2. Than served as assistant athletic director at CBC Davisville and made UT1 (back to E6 again). A short tour with a CB detachment at NAS Jacksonville, Florida than back to Davisville as petty officer in charge of special services. Than training petty officer of the 21st Naval Construction Regiment. Than wintered over at McMurdo followed by three summer supports at McMurdo. I transfered to the Fleet Reserve in June 1976 and than to the retired list on March 1st 1980. I would like to say hi to all Shipmates who may remember me, both aviation personnel and seabees. For anyone who may wish to contact me by e-mail or snail mail at 260 Red Oak Road, Cross Junction, VA 22625-2269. To those who may remember me. I now spend my time teaching my seven year old granddaughter to hike, ski and paddle a canoe..." [02JAN99][ICQ # 31902485]

WILLIAMS, AE Steve steve_williams@klein-tools.com "...I was stationed NAS Brunswick, Maine with VP-26 from 1963 to 1966, as an AE. Was assigned to LK7 and then LK1. Cmd. Cullen was our PPC. AS Exec and CO he didnt fly with us often. I have been trying to locate Don Sullivan, Tom Gaff,Paul Loveless, Joe Lomastro, who crewed on LK2. Also Clayton Foye, another crew AE. I located his address in Wiscasset, Me. but havent been able to contact him. I would like to hear from anybody that was in the squadren at that time..." [07MAR2001]

WILLIAMS, Tommy tommywilliams3@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 (Crew-10) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1971 to 1974. Great duty. Easy to look back now and realize what a great job! I wouldn't take a million dollars for the experience. Hope to hear from former Shipmates..." [26MAY2009]

WILLIAMS, Trish (Ekholt) grdnr001@aol.com "... was attached to VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1978 - 1980 as a SelRes. I enjoyed it so much I decided to do it fulltime and went TAR and was transfered to NAS Point Mugu, California from 1980 to 1983 where I was attached to VP-65. I was formally Trish Williams. I'm looking for Michael Vaughan & family last known to be in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I enjoyed my time in service and would love to do it all over again. Take care mates..." [12APR2005]

WILLIAMS, Vinny funandfit45@yahoo.com "...I served with CPW-2 (1984-1988), VP-17 (1988-1993), Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training (FASO) (1993-1996), VP-47 (1996-2000), VP-30 (2000-2004) and Mobile Operations Control Center (2004-2006)..." [20JUL2013]

WILLIAMS, W. "...VPB-116 "Blue Raiders" Mr. W. Williams, 5126 N Via Velazquez, Tucson, AZ 85715-7102, 520-577-0805..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

WILLIAMS, Warrn W. A.C.O.M. jjitters@hotmail.com "...I would like to contact any one that was in VP-82 between 28 Dec 1941 - 4 June 1942..." [08JUN2001]

WILLIAMS, Wayne wlwilliams@juno.com "...I was a junior officer pilot with VP-49 May 1980 to May 1983, CAC 1. VP-30 Instructor Pilot from May 1983- November 1984. VR-56 NAS Norfolk, Virginia March 1985 to Sept 1985. VR-46 NAS Atlanta, Georgia Sept 1985-Jun 1995. Presently with Delta Air Lines, living in the Atlanta area. Would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [02FEB2001]

WILLIAMS, Wesley wesandcristyw_lh24him@verizon.net "...I served aboard NAS Moffett Field, California (1977-1980) AIMD (Paraloft). I worked with many PR's from VP Squadrons. I worked with Martin, Davis, Gormley, Puckett, Bowling, Matthews, Borja, Haynor and others I can't remember. Great bunch of guys! Anybody remember AO1 C. Patrick ZINK in AIMD?..." [30NOV2011]

WILLIAMS, Willy "Maka" Makaedd@aol.com "...I was at stationed at Kadena "TSC" from 1977-1981 and in ASWOC NAS Adak, Alaska from 1983-1987. Would like to hear from anyone stationed there during those time frames..." [09NOV2002]

WILLIAMSON, PHAN Bill atmac@charter.net "...I served with VP-23 (1972-1975) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [04OCT2012]

WILLIAMSON, Charles T. "Chuck" shipmate pix Circa...27AUG45 cwinde@aol.com "...I served with VP-116 (1944-1946). I flew as a Radioman with LCDR Walter C. Michaels Crew aboard the PB4Y-2 "Peace Feeler" (BUNO: 59755). Our crew was formed in NAS Jacksonville, Florida and most of us stayed together flying from Iwo Jima until the war end. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21FEB2012 | 05JAN98]

WILLIAMSON, CWO Dave (Willie) Retired williamsond@earthlink.net "...Started VPing in PBM5's. Much fun, FAW-14 OTU in 1951-52 instructor. Next VP was VP-5 "Madfoxes" was Electric Shop Chief (1959-1961). Went to VC-8 1964-66 one of the A/C types there was DP2E's, served there as Drone Shop Chief (AECS) until I was advanced to W-1 (oh joy) and had a tail hook firmly attached. Retired on staff of CVW-9, joined Grumman Aero and rode five more ships supporting the E2C. Retired as a Project Manager for ATE with the Marines. Would like to hear from some of the old P2V sailors..." [E-Mail Updated 07JAN2001 | 03MAR99]

WILLIAMSON, Jack O. c/o his Son David A. Williamson j.dwmson@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-209 at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone during WWII. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20DEC2010 | 29JAN2001]

WILLIAMSON, Jerry jewilly@aol.com "...Hello Shipmates. I didn't see any comments concerning VX-1 during the time I served there (ADRAN through ADR2) from Late 1958 until September 1960, after Hurricane Donna tore us up. I was assigned to the Stoof line, but still remember the P2V-7, sticking out of the hangar at Boca Chica "25 Eyesight on station". John Morgan, ADC, Irving C Luther, one of the first Navy Master Chiefs, Vern Luz, and Mo Adkins, AD1, who rescued me from the galley there. Would like to hear from some of the guys who are still around. There's LCDR Wilbur Longley, CDR C. C. Stamm, CDR Wescott, Lt Bill Greene, and lots of others. I retired as AFCM in June, 1985..." [20AUG98]

WILLIAMSON, ADRC Joel "Willie" Retired Joelwllm@inreach.com "...I was known as "Willie" for my 20 years in the Navy. July 1950-August 1970. Retired as ADRC. I transfered into VP-1 in 1959 while the squadron was transitioning from P2V-5's to the P2V-7's, 1959 to 1963 AD2 to ADR1. I was a crew member of crew 9 for three and a half years untill I transfered out. A great group of airdales. We went to NAS Iwakuni, Japan one deployment and two deployments to Alaska. We had great comeradery within the whole squadron. VP-1 was stationed in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington at the time I was there. I enjoyed NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Ault Field and bieng in the state of Washington. I am a Californian..." [18APR2001]

WILLIAMSON, AW2 Kevin williamsonkevin2@hotmail.com "...I just want to say I'm glad to see a place where I can find old friends and see whats going on in the AW world. If anyone out there remembers me at VP-65 & VP-67, drop me a line!!..." [15JUN98]

WILLIAMSON, ADCS(AW) Lenny reanne536@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (1995-1996), VP-8 (1996-1999), VPU-2 (2002-2006) and BUPERS SDC (2006-2010)..." [BIO Updated 17JAN2013 | BIO Updated 25OCT2003 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 05MAR2002 | 11FEB98]

WILLIAMSON, CDR Mark R. http://www.brigmiramar.navy.mil/cowebbio.htm "...Commander Mark R. Williamson was born in East Patchogue, New York and raised on the eastern end of Long Island, New York in the small town of Cutchogue. He attended the State University of New York at Brockport and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in May of 1983. Following four months of training at Aviation Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned as an Ensign in January of 1985. In February of 1985, he reported to VT-10 in NAS Pensacola, Florida and was ultimately designated a Naval Flight Officer in January, 1986, following the successful completion of Advanced Navigation training at Mather AFB in Sacramento, California. Commander Williamson's initial fleet assignment was to VQ-1, NAS Agana, Guam. During this tour, he completed over 20 deployments throughout the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean from the Bering Strait to the Gulf of Oman. During these deployments he supported such operations as Praying Mantis, Earnest Will, Coyote, Shooting Star, Team Spirit and WESTPAC 89. While in VQ-1, he served as Legal Officer, Assistant Electronic Warfare Officer, Brigand Officer, and Assistant Training Officer, as well as achieving the operational designation of EP-3E Electronic Warfare Mission Commander; a designation rarely achieved by first tour Aviators. In 1989, Commander Williamson was selected to attend the U. S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. While at USNTPS, he flew over 26 different types of aircraft, including every type of operational naval aircraft. He graduated from USNTPS in December of 1990, and was designated a Naval Test Flight Officer. Following USNTPS, Commander Williamson reported to the former Naval Air Test Center (NATC), renamed in 1992 the Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division, also located at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. While at NATC, he served primarily as the Project Officer in the developmental testing of the ES-3A "Shadow" aircraft. During this time he uncovered, documented, and reported to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) over 1,000 aircraft deficiencies, and ensured that contractor and government engineers worked together to design and implement corrections to the more serious of these deficiencies. Additionally, he "branched out" and worked on the developmental testing of other aircraft such as the F-14D, EA-6B and the EP-3E ARIES II. Commander Williamson joined the "Ravens" of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Six (VQ-6) in July of 1993. While at VQ-6, he completed a full deployment and "workups" with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) EIGHT (USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT) as well as workups with two additional Air Wings: CVW-17 (USS SARATOGA) and CVW-3 (USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER). Significant operations and exercises he participated in included Adriatic Operations such as Combat Support flights during "Deliberate Force" (resulting in the Dayton Peace Accords), "Deny Flight", and "Sharp Guard", as well as Middle East Operations such as Operation "Southern Watch" overland Iraq. Additionally, he participated in "Desert Rescue" in February 1994 and the Joint Air Defense Organization/Joint Engagement Zone (JADO/JEZ) Nearland Test in March 1994. Finally, he served as the Assistance Training Officer, Safety Officer, and Electronic Warfare/Intelligence Officer, as well as the VQ-6 Detachment Delta Assistant Officer in Charge (AOIC). In November 1996, Commander Williamson reported to Sea Control Squadron VS-41, the S-3A/B and ES-3A Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS). As the senior ES-3A instructor training Pilots, Naval Flight Officers and Aircrewman earmarked for the Fleet VQ Squadrons, he served as the Assistant FRS Training Officer and ES-3A Department Head, while achieving designations as a Carrier Suitability and ES-3A Flight Instructor. Additionally, he became a qualified Ground Instructor on ES-3A "AOR Requirements", "Differences", and Mission Avionics System Trainer (MAST) courses. Most significantly, while at VS-41 he established a "stand-alone" ES-3A Department as well as procured funding and brought a new trainer "on-line" to enhance ES-3A FRS training. Following VS-41, Commander Williamson joined the "Wizards" of VPU-2 in July 1997. While at VPU-2 he completed four 60-day deployments to the 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AOR) as a Detachment OIC and Mission Commander. Additionally, significant operations and exercises he participated in included Javelin Maker, Bantam Runner, Ellipse's Alpha and Charlie, Kernal Blitz, RIMPAC 98, Fowl Eagle, and Operation Southern Watch. Finally, he served as the Operations and Training Officer, successfully leading two very large and critical departments. In 1999, Commander Williamson was selected to attend the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, Rhode Island. He completed the National Security Decision Making, Strategy and Policy, and Joint Maritime Operations syllabuses and was awarded a Master of Arts Degree in March of 2000. Additionally, he matriculated in the Master of Business Administration Program at Salve Regina University. Commander Williamson reported to the Joint US Military Affairs Group-Korea in April of 2000. Assigned as the Navy/Marine Corps Aviation Program Manager, Commander Williamson was responsible for all US-ROK Navy/Marine Corps Aviation Security Assistance and Foreign Military Sales, and maintained very close relationships with ROK Navy organizations including: NAVSEASYSCOM (Taejon), Airwing-SIX (Pohang), Ministry of National Defense (Seoul), as well as various US and Korean Defense industry companies. Commander Williamson joined the professionals at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in May of 2002, and assumed the duties of the Executive Officer. In June he took Command and is currently the Commanding Officer of NAVCONBRIG NAS Miramar, California. Operationally, Commander Williamson has accumulated both land-based and seaborne flight experience with over 3,700 flight hours and 300 carrier landings. His decorations include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards, one with the Combat "V" decoration), Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), and numerous other campaign and service awards..." [27JUN2003]

WILLIAMSON, YN3 Tex tex.j.williamson@gmail.com "...I served with VP-49 from 1982 to 1983 in Communications. I was part of the advance party to NAS Sigonella, Sicily for the 1983 deployment (2nd half of back-to-back). Most memorable events was trips to Messina, back and forth between NAF-1 and NAF-2, shaving the Marines dog (hiliarious), the nightly brawls between the Marines and the SeaBees, loading LP-7 up with the wrong crypto codes one night (boy, did I hear about that one!), learniing how to play the card game BooRay (sp?) at a great monetary cost to me and of course and the Mt. Etna blowing!..." [10NOV2009]

WILLIAMSON, ADJ2 Tony tony@tonywilliamson.com "...I served with VP-24 (1967-07/1970) with multiple deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. "Schultzie" and me worked 2 months of 12 hrs on; 12 hrs off under the ever watchful eyes of Chief Arrington (did he really shoot at Jap zeros at Pearl Harbor?) and AB1 Vince Miller. Finally got to P/P and became acquainted with Chief Harold Dotson and ADJ1 Charlie Mulligan. Lt. Frank Heckler was the OIC and a nice guy. Other AD's I remember: Walt McKeever, AJ Jaramallio, KW Davis, Bill Clode (deceased), Frank Carmen, "Goose" Halter, Dick Johnson, "Deputy Dawg", Scotty, Bryant Hicks, Paul Enhle, "HUB" Bradley and Randall Rampke. Rampke was the guy who turned his VW over in the barracks parking lot one night! Was very fortunate to fly on Cdr. Martini's crew as 2nd. F/E. 1st. F/E was AM1 Frank Moore and I remember him as a class act. Other crew members I recall: Don Holt, Jim Fleming and Lt. Ingram. Also remember AM2 Walt Lasher, AO2 Tony Eicher. Great guys! Was discharged in July, 70 as an ADJ2. Returned to college, graduated and have been living and working the Hampton Roads, VA area. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26NOV2016 | E-Mail Updated 08JAN2003 | 29AUG2000]

WILLIFORD, Dick dwilliford@webtv.net "...I served in VP-812 5-51 which changed to VP-29 to NAS Atsugi, Japan. I later joined VP-19 at NAS Alameda, California thence back to NAS Atsugi, Japan. I still have cruise book "The Tail of The Tiger."..." [02APR99]

WILLIFORD, TE2 Jim jwilliford86@gmail.com "...I served with FAW-14 (11/1951-09/1955). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [04JAN2015]

WILLIG, Bob willigr@paonline.com "...I served with VPB-22 during WWII from 1943 through 1947. Spent most of my time out of Peleliu Islands, I believe it was Babelthaup Bay. I would like to hear from any one who was out there about that time. Flying around Yap, Nagulu. We spent a year in the South Pacific during that timeframe. There aren't many of us around anymore. I would enjoy talking to anyone who was around during those days..." [BIO Updated 22OCT2000 | BIO Updated 25NOV97 | 19NOV97]

WILLIS, CDR Arthur A. Jr. Retired arturo_bj@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-16 (10/1957-10/1961), VC-3 (05/1966-05/1968) flying DP2E drone launchers, Atlantic Fleet Mine Force (1968-1974) at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, SC, Plans, Capture Rep Atl, Pac, Med, Chairman Helocopter Mine Sweeping Board and Retired as Public Affairs Officer while mine sweeping ops were going on in Vietman. I also belonged to the Canadion Neptune Soc (2000 hours)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19NOV2014 | 05NOV2001]

WILLIS, Paul hamlet922002@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1966 to 1969 as a TACCO on Crews 2 and 8 with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska. I also served with VP-92 from 1969 to 1974 (TAR/Crew-2). I retired from Navy in 1986 and am now a retired real estate developer living in Kissimmee, FL..." [19FEB2010]

WILLIS, William E. williswj@icehouse.net "...I would like to contact anyone that was in FAW or VP-23 during 1942 to 1943 at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii..." [04MAR2002]

WILLOUGHBY, Dean W deanwilloughby@msn.com"...I was in VP-6 53-54, was a AE, would like to hear from any old squadron members I knew. Enjoyed my hitch in the Navy especially the tour with VP-6. Would like to be notified of and attend a reunion. (ex AE1 50-54)..." [E-Mail Updated 12DEC98 | 00DEC96]

WILLOUGHBY, Lonnie P. willough@whidbey.net "...I was a Screaming Eagle in VP-1 from March 1990 to August 1993; the legendary IFT of the Silver Bullets of CAC 3. I taught the IFT course at NAMTRADETJAX from November 1993 to November 1996. I am currently attached to the World Watchers of VQ-1 assigned as a Radio Operator until June 2000..." [11OCT98]

WILLS, PH Barry wills4550@comcast.net "...I was a photographers mate with VAP-61 from 64 to 65. I worked on the flight line on NAS Agana, Guam and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I worked on detachments to the carriers on Yankee Station. Life was great and exciting. I remember a guy named Whipple and another guy who drew cartoons of us. Acton would paint the pilot's helmets for a price and we drove around Guam in his rust bucket of a car. Three of us hiked inland and found a beautiful water fall that I still have great pictures of, I understand there's a hotel there now!..." [26APR2005]

WILLS, AT2 Edward A. aeronfour@aol.com "...Served in VW-4 between 1958 and 1961, where I was assigned to the Radar Shop, and flew as second radar tech on Crews #1 and #7. After relocating to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR in 1960, assigned to the Radar Shop on nite check. Have very fond memories of the 0400 preflights, the 18 hour leasure flights around the Gulf, the delious box lunches, and topped off with the gourmet coffee from the mess hall. Speaking of the mess hall, always enjoyed those late night lunches at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR when they would break out the fresh eggs and you could have as many as you wanted. Fond memories and good friends are never forgotten. VW-4 Shipmates - Having served with VW-4 between 1958 and 1961, I found my experiences to be very interesting and the people that I served with very friendly. With all of the Hurricanes this season, it reminds me of 1960 when Crew Seven stood primary duty for 31 straight days and finally ops gave us the green light to fly a tropical storm in the gulf that developed into a raging hurricane known as Donna. Donna had winds clocked at 160 miles per hour when it hit Puerto Rico killing hundreds of people. The media today plays up the fact that airmen actually flys into the storms to take measurements and collect important storm data. What did we do all that time, wait for a bus? Someone should bring to the attention of the media that "Storm Chasing" is not limited to the current generation but was very much in demand during the 50's, 60's, and 70's and VW-4 was right in the middle of it all. It's time that the men who served in VW-4 receive the long deserved recognition for their time and efforts put forth in flying the "Super Connies", keeping them in the air, and supporting them on the ground. I spent a little over two years in the squadron and loved very minute of it. I raise my cup in salute to all of the Officers and enlisted men who served in this great squadron. We made our mark on history! Best regards..." [BIO Updated 29SEP2004 | 28JUL2001]

WILLSON, AX2 Jim jawillson54@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 (1974-1978) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I "played" with the P-3B, P-3C, P-3C Update and some P-3Fs that went to Iran. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 11AUG2015 | 13OCT98]

WILMERS, PR2 Stephen swilmers@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-47 from 93'-97'. If anyone I know is out there drop me a line..." [BIO Updated 11AUG2000 | 04MAY99]

WILSCHKE, LCDR John C. (Jim) Retired JWILSCHKE@aol.com "...I served with VPB-152..." [06APR2000]

WILSON, Andy wilsona@spawar.navy.mil or ahwilson@compuserve.com "...VP-49 ('84 to '88), CNET ('88-'89), NPGS ('89-'91), Kitty Hawk CV-63 ('91-'93), VP-65 ('93 - present)..." [26FEB99]

WILSON, LT A. Scott ASCTWILSON@aol.com "...VP-26 June ' 65 to Jun ' 68. PPC of CAC-12, "The Dirty Dozen", during Westpac deployment starting Nov ' 67. Crew -- Copilot, Ltjg Stu McLellan until moved to CAC-1 as PPC, then Ltjg Ken Bidlake; 3p/Nav, Ltjg Paul Miller; TACCO, LT Bob "Bubs" Devine; F/E, ADJ1 Al McInnis; F/E, AME1 Arnold Shepardson; Comm, AX2 Cliff Stone; Radio, AX2 Ricky Mardula; Radio, ATN3 Harold Croft; Jez, AX1 Ken McDaniels; Julie, AE2 Tom Cato; Ordinance, AO2 Tom Broome..." [31OCT98]

WILSON, LCDR Bill Retired bjwilson@fastransit.net "...Flew 1st Radioman on WV-2s in VW-11 as AT3/AT2, then as a radioman on DP2Vs (DP2e) in VU-8, then made NESEP at NC State U, graduated in 1967, to OCS, Newport, then NFO training at VT-10, went on to VP-24 as NAV/TACCO in P-3Bs on CDR Martini's crew with Al Buckowick in 1969, transitioned to P-3C's, first to qualify as TACCO in squadron. As BEARTRAP projrct officer flew with PPC Jerry Zelfer, Dave Stevens, Jim Rather, BK Webb, Bud Neubauer, deploying on both coasts on BEARTRAP flights. Also served as the AW Division officer and NATOPS evaluator. Selected for PG School Monterey in 1972, after graduation was lassoed by USNA and taught there for 4 years. Selected for the AEDO program and sent to VP-30 where I retired as LCDR in Training/Plans Officer Job in 1978. Taught at Univ of North Fla in Math/Computer Science for a while then went to work for BellSouth as Systems Analyst until retirement in 1996..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2003 | E-Mail Updated 25JUN2002 | BIO Updated 24SEP2000 | 22SEP2000]

WILSON, Billy D. billyd13@joimail.com "...I served with VA(HM)-10 (Disbursing Clerk) from June 1957 to October 1957 (Deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan September 1957) and VP-50 from October 1957 to June 1958..." [11DEC2003]

WILSON, Bob rewilson@attmail.com "...Served in VP-68 as a TAR from 1979-1985. Affiliated with VP-67 in 1985 and retired (AOC) in 1994 when the squadron was sacrificed for the sake of budget cuts. Flew from 1981-1994 with some of the best people in the world and I would like to hear from some of them out there..." [20OCT99]

WILSON, Buzz stacey.a.wilson@boeing.com "...I've got over 5000 hrs in the greatest aircraft flying. Flew my first VQ-1 World Watchers (NAS Agana Guam) mission in the EC-121M as a CTT2 aircrewman, then went to the EP-3B, 149669; then went to the EP-3Es, 148887, etc. Flew in both the EP-3E Deepwell and AIRIES I's. I got a USN commission and went back to VQ-1 as a Senior Evaluator (SEVAL) NFO for more EP-3E time. A tour with VX-1 (Pioneers), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, with P-3 Update IIIs and then a tour with the now decomissioned VAQ-33 Firebirds flying as an EWO on the EP-3Js..." [23FEB2000]

WILSON, Charles Larry wilsonl@adeq.state.ar.us "...Served with VP-8 July '59 to Sept. '61 First Tech on LC-9. As a kiddie cruiser, I sort of grew up in the squadron. Always like to talk old times..." [16JUL98]

WILSON, Colin xlont@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-24 from 1962 until 1965 when I was discharged. I was an AT and flew on crew 7 (LR-7) 143175, call sign shortage 7. I believe VP-24 was the last active duty squadron that flew the P2V-7's. We were based out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia. We made many deployments as all VPers did but most notable was the one to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the Cuban Crisis. While President Kennedy was announcing the blockade on national television we were touching down at Gitmo. I've seen many TV shows about the Cuban Crisis and in one of the films you can see a P2V-7 with LR on the tail. If anyone can make out the number of that plane I would really like to know. We tracked the Russian ships for many days and photographed the missles being removed by them. I was 18 years old at the time and was convinced I personally saved the world. LOL For all of you that might have heard otherwise there were really Russian Subs there, big time. NS Rota, Spain was a great place to serve in the early 60's. When they moved the submarine base from Holyoke, Scotland to NS Rota, Spain the price of everything in town almost doubled. Those submarine sailors came to town with dollars hanging out of their pockets and beer went from 5 cents to a dime overnite. I won't mention the other important purchases there. I have only remained in contact with one fellow vper over the years. If anyone can provide any info on Joe Kiel, Tom Jones, Mike Rumsey, Buz Carrol, Bob Wenzel Ben Rickert, or Carl Kowalke please e-mail me..." [19JUN99]

WILSON, AT Craig C. wilson.craig51@yahoo.com "...I served VP-16 (1975-1978) and NAS Jacksonville, Florida AIMD (W/C 610 and 640). Pitched on the squadron "B" team in NAS Sigonella, Sicily 1976 when we went to the base championship..." [09OCT2018]

WILSON, Denyse Katcha@concentric.net "...Served with VP-40, VP-50, and AIMD PARALOFT..."

WILSON, Don donaldfwilson@msn.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1984 to 1987 with Deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska..." [29APR2009]

WILSON, Don wilsondo@essex.navy.mil "...I was stationed at CPRW-11 from 1996-1999 and had the opportunity to det with the Pelicans of VP-45 to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I also participated in the training phase of the A.I.P. before removing those 3 letters from my vocabulary. I would like to here from anyone that was stationed there during that time. I am now stationed onboard the USS Essex (Iron Gator), homeported in Sasebo, Japan..." [21JUN2001]

WILSON, Earl T. ewi9525758@aol.com "...I flew as TACCO for Lcdr Ziegler in 1963-65. I then flew with Lt. Ron Fosle and Dave Bohn in crew five until I left the squadron in 1966. I went to NAS Alameda, California for shore duty till I retired. I was the sguadron ordnance officer the whole tour of duty in VP-42. An outstanding bunch of young Men..." [28MAR2000]

WILSON, Ed valedw@aol.com "...I served in VP-28 from 1953 to 1955 as radar operator and repairman. I moved to VW-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii when it was commissioned. I would like to hear from anyone in VP-28 in that era..." [13MAR99]

WILSON, CAPTAIN Eldon Stephen "Steve" Retired swilson854@aol.com "...I served with VP-40 (02/1982-02/1983) as Commanding Officer with a deployment to NAF Misawa, Japan (12/1981-06/1982)..." [14JUL2014]

WILSON, AMS3 Frank bbronko@msn.com "...I served with VC-8 from 1987 to 1990 in the Airframe Shop. I was there for one SH3G crash at the helicopter pad (tail rotor), one that went in the ocean (gear box) and for hurricane Hugo. If you remember me feel free to e-mail me so we can talk. If you do send a e-mail please say VC-8 or Hey Frank so I do not delete it my mistake. Thank you and take care..." [13JUN2004]

WILSON, Frank rfwaz@wans.net "...I was attached to VP-19 stationed out of NAS Los Alamitos, California in 1954-55. Served overseas with VP-19 in NAS Atsugi, Japan making patrols off the Japan Sea.Our CO was a skipper named John Wayne. His aircraft was shot down by Russian Migs, but except for 1, were rescued at sea. Would love to hear from anyone attached to VP-19..." [24OCT2001]

WILSON, Gene wilsongenenel@gmail.com "...I served with VP-29 (1952-1955) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan, NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and a few side trips to the Phillipines. We flew patrols off Tiawan (Formosa) during the Quemoy-Matsu Islands dispute between Nationalist & Red China. Looking for Al Irola, George Schism, the Bridges twins (Bob & Ray) and Swede Tollefson..." [E-Mail Updated 05FEB2015 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 05APR2009 | E-Mail Updated 12DEC2003 | 02NOV2001]

WILSON, George W. FONDAWIL@BELLSOUTH.NET "...I served in VP-48 from 9/56 TO 12/58. I am a retired Delta Pilot and would like to hear from any of my squadron mates..." [29JUN99]

WILSON, AOM Harold E. "Buddy" c/o his son Keith E. Wilson Shipmate Pix kewilson@cyberzone.net "...My father was AOM Harold E. "Buddy" Wilson who served from October 1942 through 1945. He was in VP-213 from 10/1/43 to 2/26/44 and in Rescue Squadron 1 from 5/9/44 through 4/3/45 among other assignments. I have been in contact with Bob Bodge who served with him in Basic, then in Florida. Later he was in VP-202 which was stationed with VP-213. I owe him for pointing me to this site and the Navy Memorial Log. My Dad passed in 1993 but his picture is on the log (the only AOM). Any remembrances of Dad or his squadrons would be great..." [29NOV99]

WILSON, AE Ira ifwsr@bellsouth.net "...I was stationed at NAS Trinidad, British West Indies from July 1950 to December 1951. CDR Donaldson was our CO. We didn't have an aircraft of any kind during my entire tour of duty there. I'm still trying to figure out why they (the Navy) sent an Aviation Electrician to a base with no airplanes. However, I was assigned to Yeoman duty, and it was the most enjoyable duty I had during my entire Navy career..." [11MAY2004]

WILSON, AECS J. D. JDP3FE@aol.com "...I was a VP-9 FE from 83-86. Went to both the NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Adak, Alaska pleasure spots. Became a TAR in December 87 and went to VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. From there to the Reserve ASW Training Center (RATCEN) in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania where I taught P-3 Systems Fam, FE and IFE school. Also served on the Reserve NATOPS team there. September 94 made Chief and transferred to VP-64 across the street. Stayed there till I made Senior and then had to quit flying. I'm now the MSCPO of VFC-12 in Oceana. Would like to hear from any of my old squadron Shipmates. Also does anyone know the where-abouts of Jim Ogle, NAS Moffett Field, California 83-86?..." [BIO Updated 05AUG99 | 01AUG99]

WILSON, J. T. thomas45@gte.net "...Look forward to seeing you guys at the VPB-148 Reunion in San Antonio in October..." [01OCT2000]

WILSON, James jcdancers@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-23 (1955-1957) at NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [27DEC2013]

WILSON, AX2 Steve sk.ydoghp@gmail.com "...I served with VP-18 from 1965 to 1967. At first I was on Crew-11 and we flew BUNO: 140983. When BUNO: 140983 went to O&R we were assigned BUNO: 147955 and I flew on it until assigned to Crew-3. They were flying BUNO: 140983 at that time so during most of my 3 years in the squadron I was assigned to BUNO: 140983. It was a good plane..." [04MAY2011]

WILSON, Steve srwilsonav8r@gmail.com "...I served with VP-46 (04/1970-04/1973) as a Pilot with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I am still instructing Navy and Marine pilots at FlightSafety International Inc. in Daleville, AL. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 12NOV2013 | 27AUG2008]

WILSON, ADC Stephen James Retired wilson_75@msn.com "...I served with VP-17 (1971 to 1979 and 1982 to 1986), NRL (1987 to 1988) and VP-6 (1989 to 1991). I've been going through the list of Shipmates and it sure brings back a lot of great memories..." [25JAN2008]

WILSON, Jeff bigdogg_9@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-48 from March 1987 to March 1991, FASO Detachment NAS Moffett Field, California from March 1991 to October 1993, VP-47 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from October 1993 to June 1995, split tour and went to VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from June 1995 to November 1997, AW "A" School NAS Pensacola, Florida from November 1997 to May 2001 as an Instructor and then back to VP-47 MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where I will retire in January 2005. I've meet a lot of people in my 20 years whom I still consider friends and would love to hear from you to re-hash old memories..." [12NOV2003]

WILSON, LT Jim jwilson@walco.gccoxmail.com "...Currently with Navy Reserve Commander Naval Central Command Operations Support Detachment in Tampa. I served with VP-47 from July 1970 to May 1974. We were the first west coast squadron to receive the P-3C. It was really great to find this site. The men who served with Bruce Malibert were all friends of mine and I appreciated seeing the tributes. I served 4 more years as a YN1 and Admin Supervisor for Commander Training Air Wing Five near Pensacola. Got out in 1978, got my degree, worked in business, missed the Navy and joined the Reserves in 1989 - 3 years too old to go direct commission! It took 7 years and 4 boards to become a Mustang. I was thrilled however to pick up Chief the year before I got commissioned. Until recently, I was under the impression that I was the oldest Ensign ever commissioned. Hopefully, I'll make 0-4 before they force me out for being too old. It's great to see a lot of familiar names on these pages...." [20AUG2006]

WILSON, YN John jwilson9@erols.com "...I was a YN4 with VU-4 stationed at NAS Oceana, Va. Beach, Va. from Aug 61-Aug 64. I maintained the officer records and was the legal clerk. At that time the squadron still was flying a modified WWII B26 bomber to tow sleeve targets along with modifed F8 jets..." WebSite: http://users.erols.com/jwilson9/ [19DEC2001]

WILSON, ATC John B. Retired johnbwil@swbell.net "...Served in VP-40 from early '71 thru mid '75. Made Naha cruise in "Rainron" Forty and next two cruises to Iwakuni. Was "tweet shop chief" and helped get the IFT program going. Finished up as Command Career Counselor. Glad to see numerous old friends names in the "log"--look for e-mail from "Chief Willie" guys. (and you too, PN2 Sokoloski.) Did you ever learn to use chopsticks??--Do you remember Chief Green and me being your chaperones and body guards in Taipei?? Remember the cute little puppy that became puppy chow?? If anyone would like to leave a message for a long, tall flight engineer named "Smitty"...AE-1 through AECS A.B. Smith, do so through me. He hates computers and has the only crew-cut in Austin, Texas..." [28JUL98]

WILSON, AO2 Joseph W. josephwart@aol.com"...I served with VP-30 in 1971 and VP-1 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (AO2) Crew 9 from 1971 to 1973. We deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and others. Looking for members of Radigan and Truax's plane..." [28DEC2003]

WILSON, Larry vp50@larry-wilson.com "...I served with VP-50 in 1970, and was onboard the extended-nav cruise to Barbados that was the first American military flight allowed in since Barbados got its independence from the U.K. I left the squadron just prior to its deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." [13JUL2005]

WILSON, AW Larry LWILSON@BIGSKY.NET "...I served with VS-38 as an AW from 1970 - 1973 in NAS North Island, San Diego, California..." [10APR2003]

WILSON, AK2 Margaret maggie60@optonline.net "...I served with VT-24 from May 1979 to February 1982. I was a young girl that ended up with a lot of big brothers looking out for me. Always in my prayers..." [07MAY2010]

WILSON, AD2 Matthew mwilson1942@optonline.net "...I joined October 8, 1942 and ended up at FAW-9 NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I made AMM3 there. March 30, 1944 I went to B24 Maintenances School at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas then to NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England in HEDRON (PATSU 7-A) FAW-7 VPB-103. Came home on the Queen Mary with 30,000+. The Lady in the Harbor was a welcome sight. I then served with CASU-23 NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey and NAAS Woodbine New Jersey. After V.J. Day I was off to CASU-28 Charlestown R.I. assigned to USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) VF-9A two 2 month cruise then 5 month in the Med. Discharged October 7, 1948 as AD2. I would like to hear from Shipmates who remembers me..." [E-Mail Updated 01APR2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 12MAY2002 | 15NOV2001]

WILSON, ADR1 Phil (PR) c/o his son-in-law John Mackey xariahfer@aol.com "...Was a Flight Engineer with VW-11 and VW-13 same time frame and then assigned to VW-4 from 1968-1970?..." [31JAN98]

WILSON, Richad bilsboy1@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-83 (1942-1943) at NAF Natal, Brazil. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11JAN2011]

WILSON, Richard bilsboy1@madbbs.com "...VPB-107. I was an ARM and served in Natal, Brazil and Ascension Island. Looking for Hank Sturges and Verity. Our Reunion will be held in Fort Meyers Fl in Sept. Contact Phillip Haverty, 4110 S. E. 2nd Ave., Cape Coral, Fl 33904, Tel 941 542 3728 for more information. Sturges was orginally from Peoria, Il, but may have settled in Florida after the war..." [E-Mail Updated 10APR2001 | E-Mail Updated 27OCT99 | 19MAY99]

WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. Shipmate Pix Circa 1963 helgasgardener@gmail.com "...I served with VP-10 (1955-1958) (AT3 Crew 9 HK-9), VR-6 (1959-1960) and VP-10 (AT2 Crew 8 LD-8). I would like to hear from all Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAY2018 | E-Mail Updated 27JUN2004 | 31JAN2001]

WILSON, AT2 Ron w4wilson@cox.net "...I served with VP-18 from 1958 to 1961. I flew with Crew 1..." [18NOV2007]

WILSON, AO3 Steven E. gandolf68@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-7 from 1966 to 1969. I started off Mess Cooking and Cube Cleaning. We deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily three months after I arrived. The last few years I flew with Crew-31 which included depolyments to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Key West, Florida and NAS Bermuda. I left just prior to VP-7s disestablishment. I was an AO3 when I left VP-7 on flight crew 9, I musterd out three months early but I left the last of Oct, miss all the fellow squadron members wish I had more contact with them all..." [BIO Updated 24APR2010 | 03MAY2007]

WILSON, W. H. Harry harryw@bellsouth.net "...Served as Legal Officer in VP-46 from Jan '60 to Jan '63. Flew P5M-1 as Nav/Tacco, PP-3, PP-2, PP-1 and finally PPC (1 flight) and the squadron transitioned to P2V-5, then -7, then P-3As. Got to fly a little, but was transferred back to the training command. Brings back old memories to see familiar names again..." [27OCT98]

WILSONMACHADO, PN3/AMS3 Martha L. MLWM52@aol.com "...I welcome any Friendly Hellos. Would like to contact (say HI) anyone who care to especially the women who served with me, "Roger Russell" & the corrosion crew, the B.A.R.F. team, Doug Ramsdell, Fernando Aguilar, John Logiudice, Joe Szymborski, Howie, Ralph Willmarth, Jim Miller. . . The Navy was a hard way to earn a college degree but, I was happy to serve. God Bless us all! ..." [29AUG2000]

WILT, ADR3 Robert H. ROBWILT@aol.com "...ADR3 Maintenance Office Supervisior between 1960-1963. Like to hear from fellow Shipmates..." [16JUL2001]

WILTRAUT, LT Jim wiltrautjc@bipc.com "...I was a PH2 with VP-11 from 1979 to 1981 working in the AIO shop with LT Diane Boyd, IS1 Tommy Thompson and IS2 John Messina. It was a great office in which to work and VP-11 was by far my favorite duty in the Navy. I got my Aircrew Wings on my way out the door and have the AW shop and a few officers to thank for them! I made the deployment to NS Rota, Spain in 1979 and had a blast. I'm still in our Navy, now as a Reserve PAO LT (that's what happens to guys who can't make Chief). I went back to NAS Brunswick, Maine last year and took my wife on a tour of a P-3. I asked a few questions of a crewman and was told "they did it that way in the old days!"..." [30JUL2004]

WILTSE, AK2 David raptor791@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Glenview, Illinois. Does anyone know how I can get in touch with AK1 Robert "Bob" Ethington?..." [29MAR2011]

WIMER, Kenneth E. ken@wimer.net "...I was a member of VAP-61 NAS Agana, Guam 1958 to 1960. I was on the detachment to Ohakia Royal New Zealand, Air Force Base Winter of 1959. Our squadron had AJ2-P then switched to F8U prior to being transferred to NAS Miramar. Now an Attorney in Sacramento, California, would be great to hear from others..." [07DEC2001]

WIMPEE, Matt mwimpee@danielkids.org "...I served from January of 1957 thru June of 1959 as Maintenance Yeoman in VAP-62. We flew the AJ2P Savage and changed to the A3D. I would love to hear from anyone in the Squadron during that time..." [19JUN2003]

WINBURN, AO1 Roy M. gray2long@aol.com "...VP-16 NAS JAX, VP-67 NAS Memphis, VP-66 NAS Willow Grove..."

WINDOM, W. J. "Smithers" waaawindom@cox.net "...I served with VP-40 from 1996 to 2000. Flew as PPC on CAC-3 with "Wink" Martindale as TACCO. Served as Pilot Training Officer while attached to VP-40. Transitioned to F/A-18C in 2000 stationed in MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina. Flew over 30 combat missions iso Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom from 2002 to 2004. Following tour at VFA-86, moved to Commander Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic as the Assistant Operations Officer and serves as a guest instuctor pilot for VFA-106. Don't hesitate to drop a line..." [13APR2006]

WINDSOR, AT1 Arthur Retired capart1600@yahoo.com "...I served with USS Princeton (CVS-37) (1956-1958), VF-101 (1959-1960), VF101 Det. "A" (1960-1962), VW-13 (1962-1964) Flight Technician, AEWBarRonPac (1964-1965) Flight Technician, VP-48 (1965-1967) MAD/RAD/Sniffer, VC-3 (1967-1969) Radio Operator, VP-44 (1970) light Technician, VP-8 (09/1970-11/1974) Flight Communication Officer..." [06JUL2017]

WINGATE, AWF1 Joshua josh.wingate@navy.mil "...I served with VQ-4 (IFT) from 1997 to 2002), Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) now known as Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU). I am currently serving with VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a P-3 FE (yep, crossed over to the other side). Getting ready to transfer and go to VP-30 as an Instructor. (Times 2 Shipmate!)..." [16NOV2009]

WINGATE, Larry vp44attwo@earthlink.net "...6/58 boot camp San Diago (Co. 358), NAS Point Mugu, California for 6 months TAD with Seabees, Norman for air school, Millington for AT and ATR "A" school VP-44 59-62. One deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, by way of Argentia, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain. I was with 4 plane detachment to Morrocco for Sheperds 'Proj Merc' flight. We had special "SARAH" equipment and had to cover North Africa, South Europe and the Canary Is. Nice trips to Rome Athens and Majorica. I do miss some of my old friends. We have 4 kids and 3 grandchildren to keep us busy now..." [E-Mail Updated 23NOV2001 | 18FEB98]

WINGO, AB3 Jim E. jwingo1025@aol.com "...I served aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12), as a AB-3 in V-1 Division, during 1955 and 1956. I was coxswain of the the Number 2 crash boat. Those with the '56 cruise book can see me hanging from the hook of the faintail crane while we were attempting an open ocean rescue of a P6M Seamaster that run out of fuel on a flight from San Diego. He landed 250 miles short of Hilo. Typhoon Babs of '56 will not be forgot by those who were there! Piney Maru memories are better as we all get a little older..." [13JAN2006]

WININGAR, Cheryle and Rick cherylew@md.freei.net "...Both served with VP-60 until 1980. Cheryle became dependent wife and mother. Rick with VP-66, VP-60, NAF Washington, D.C. retired in 95. Interested in keeping SELRES and TARS in touchA lot of the TAR youngins both enlisted and officers grew up to wear a lot of gold proudly. We both served withsome great people, children of OUR Lord. Enjoying the hunt for the treasures of those memories with the names and faces again..." [E-Mail Updated 06AUG2004 | 17FEB2000]

WINKEL, John gbjohnw53@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (09/1982-05/1986) with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (11/1982-05/1983), NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (01/1984-08/1984) and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan / NAF Misawa, Japan (07/1985-02/1986)..." [21MAR2014]

WINKLER, AW3 Robert raamw1@gmail.com "...I served with VS-66 and then VP-60 (1968-12/1974) at NAS Glenview, Illinois. I flew as Nose Cone Operator/Snifer and Magnetic Detector crewmember..." [12JUN2017]

WINLAND, ADJ2 Don imdcop4u@neo.rr.com "...Served in VP-46 from 67-70 at NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Adak, Alaska, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Left the Navy as an ADJ2 and recently retired from the Akron Police Dept. Love hearing from any and all Shipmates..." [E_Mail Updated 08APR2007 | 31JAN99]

WINLUND, AX2 Larry lawrence.j.winlund@opbu.xerox.com "...I served with VP-17 4/64-1/67, Sr. Tech Crew 4 11/64-12/65, and 3 tours Nam 64-66..." [E-Mail Updated 11JAN2002 | 02FEB99]

WINN, AT2 Gregory gregwinn@live.com "...I served with VP-56 (19771980) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Bermuda..." [27MAR2019]

WINN, James H. chiefjwinn@aol.com "...I served with VP-205 and am currently 85 years young. I have many fond memories of our crew that included Eddie Brown, Dominic Gallichio, Olson, Dole, LT H. B. Lawrence, D. I. Santure and others. Please contact me if you can share information..." [28JUL2006]

WINN, John H. jhwinn@webtv.net "...I was with the VC-11 group of "guppies" that served in Korean waters on the USS Boxer CV-21. Our group was stationed at the NAS in San Diego. Reply if this rings a bell..." [01AUG99]

WINN, Phil prwsea@vircom.net "...Served as AW in VP-17 from 74-77. Crews 8 and 10. I see a number of my old friends already here. Earned my MBA after the Navy. Have worked for Boeing for past 17 years. Hope to hear from any of my Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 21APR2001 | 18JUL98]

WINN, Thomas "Mike" Retired tmwinn1@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16, VP-30, VP-45, VP-56, VT-27, VT-31, ASWOC NAS Keflavik, Iceland, VP-16, VAQ-33 and then retired. I am currently flying with DAL F/O 767-400..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2009 | 18FEB2007]

WINN, AEC Tom easy501@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-6 from 1970 to 1974, DW Taylor Research/Development (Hovercraft), VP-19 from 1980 to 1984 and retired from NAMTG Det NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1987. Currently I'm with Continental Airlines teaching ground school to B737 crews. I Would love to hear from all my old Shipmates who were in these outfits with me..." [08JUN2004]

WINNEG, CAPTAIN Robert S. http://www.nasb.navy.mil/nasb_co.htm "...Captain Robert S. Winneg, a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, was commissioned an Ensign upon graduation from the University of Rochester in May 1980. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in July 1981. In May 1982, Captain Winneg joined VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California, where he served as Legal Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, and NFO Training Officer. During this tour, he qualified as a Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Patrol Plane Mission Commander, and Instructor Tactical Coordinator, and completed deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia. In May 1985, Captain Winneg reported to CPW-10, serving as a Weapons Systems Trainer Instructor as well as the Test Team Leader for the prototype 2F140(T) Fleet Project Team. Assigned to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) from December 1987 to January 1990 as the Operations Administrative Assistant, he qualified as Officer of the Deck (OOD) Underway, General Quarters OOD, and Sea and Anchor Detail OOD, and completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. In January 1990, Captain Winneg reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C., where he was the Assistant Director of Officer Promotions and Enlisted Advancements. In May 1992, he reported to VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California. He served as Tactics Officer, Maintenance Officer, and Detachment Officer in Charge of the squadron's Panama Detachment. Following his return from Panama, Captain Winneg completed a change of homeport with the squadron to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In June 1993, Captain Winneg joined the staff of the CPW, U.S. Pacific Fleet, serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower/Personnel. Captain Winneg received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in June 1996. Following graduation, he joined VP-1 on deployment in NSF Diego Garcia, as the Executive Officer. In May 1997, he assumed command of the squadron, deploying to NAS Misawa, Japan with detachments to Okinawa and NSA Bahrain. While deployed, he served concurrently as Commander, Task Group 72.4. In August 1998, Captain Winneg reported to the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he served as the Deputy Director for Plans and Support for the Secretary of Defense's Drug Enforcement Policy and Support Directorate. In June 2001, he assumed the duties as Chief of Staff to the Commander, Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, U.S. Sixth Fleet (CTF 67) based in NAF Naples, Italy. Captain Winneg is authorized to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and service awards..." [15JUN2003]

WINNINGHAM, AT2 Eric ericjw@earthlink.net "...I served with VXE-6 from 1992 to 1996. I was an AT2 and worked in the Avionics shop. I recently reconnected with AT2 Jane Alstott who was a Polar Loadmaster from 1989 to 1994. We were married on 19 December 02. We would love to hear from any Shipmates who remember us fondly or not so fondly as the case may be. Puckered Pete lives on in our hearts..." [29JUL2003]

WINNS, REAR ADMIRAL Anthony L. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/winnsal.html "...Rear Admiral Winns is a native of Jacksonville, Fla. He graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in June 1978. He completed initial flight training at NAS Pensacola, Florida, and advanced navigator training at Mather AFB, Calif., where he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in January 1980. Following initial P-3 training at VP-31, Rear Adm. Winns was assigned to VP-6 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, in July 1980. Flying the P-3B MOD aircraft, he served as Legal Officer and Aircraft Division Officer. He completed two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, and detachments throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans. In January 1984, Rear Adm. Winns was assigned to the Naval Military Personnel Command in Washington, D.C. During his tour, he served in the Aviation Junior Officer Assignment Branch as Fixed Wing Initial Assignment Officer and VP Community Shore Duty Detailer. In April 1986, Rear Adm. Winns reported aboard USS Forrestal (CV 59), homeported in Mayport, Fla., as Operations Administration Officer. He qualified as Fleet Officer of the Deck Underway and Tactical Action Officer, and deployed to the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, and the North Atlantic Ocean. Following this tour, he attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif. He graduated with distinction in December 1989, earning a Master of Science Degree in Financial Management. After refresher training in VP-30, Rear Adm. Winns reported to VP-56 at NAS Jacksonville, Floridae in June 1990. During this assignment, he served as Special Projects Officer and Administrative Officer, and deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. He then reported to CPW-11, as CNO Special Projects Officer. Rear Adm. Winns served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of VP-11 from August 1992 to July 1994. During his tour as Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron Eleven deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, and participated in Bosnian Sharp Guard/Sharp Edge and Caribbean Drug operations. During the Sigonella deployment, the squadron became the first patrol squadron to employ the Maverick Missile System. During his command tour, VP-11 was awarded the coveted Battle "E", Golden Wrench Award for aircraft maintenance (4th consecutive), and numerous unit awards. From August 1994 to March 1995 Rear Adm. Winns was assigned to the Roles and Missions Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D.C. He served as Executive Officer aboard USS Guam (LPH 9) from August 1995 to December 1996 and deployed to the Mediterranean Sea. He reported aboard USS Essex (LHD 2) in December 1996 as the ship's Executive Officer and assumed command as Commanding Officer in May 1997. During his tour as Commanding Officer, Essex was awarded the Battle "E" and deployed to the Persian Gulf for Operation Southern Watch. Rear Adm. Winns was then assigned as the Policy Division Chief, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5), on the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C. He became the first officer in his Naval Academy class to select for Flag rank in May 2000. He assumed duties as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, Pacific and Commander Task Force 32 on 22 June 2001. Rear Adm. Winns has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit, campaign and service awards..." [01JUN2003]

WINSCHEL, Robert maw204@verizon.net "...I remember my time with VP-4 (Av Equip) as some of the best times and one of the worst times in my life. The best times were the friends I made and the fun we had at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. The worst time was April 28, 1967 when word came in that crew 10 was missing and later in the week when they brought some of the wreckage into the hangar. There were no dry eyes at that chapel service. Crew 10 may be gone but they're not forgotten. Deployed twice to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was also TAD to AMD parachute loft at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." [E-Mail Updated 01DEC2009 | E-Mail Updated 30DEC2002 | E-Mail Updated 03APR2001 | E-Mail Updated 03DEC98 | 18MAY98]

WINSHIP, AE2 George "GW" sallyandgeorge@verizon.net "...I served with FASRON-106. I landed in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada in a blizzard in 1957 after a year and a half in the tropics of Texas and liberty in the border towns of Mexico. John Barnwell was my Chief, Dale Amick, Johnny Kirkwood and Arty Stock were my shop mates and we participated in Operation SkipOff when we supported a NATO operation movng an entire battle ready force to Europe in 48 hours. This was the height of the Cold War, the Hungarian Uprising had cancelled all our leaves and we really thought WWIII was imminent. We all came home without having fired a shot. The closest I ever came to grief was nearly hitting a gas truck which pulled onto the runway in front of our P2V. Fortunately, our pilot, whose name escapes me, pulled up in time. I'm told the truck driver tore up his license on the spot..." [09JUN2009]

WINSHIP, Jim (Shadow) shadow720@msn.com "...I served in VP-50 from Oct.'74 to Aug.'76. Got into the A-7 navy at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida and liked it so well I stayed. Retired and doing the family thing now. Like to hear from any of the crew..." [08MAY99]

WINSTON, Eric D. bigairwinston@yahoo.com "...I was an IFT with VP-17 from 1990 to 1993 on CAC 1 and 2 stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I'm looking for my Sensor 3, Wild Bill Meador, and my apprentice FE, Greg Larson a.k.a. "Fro" (Short for afro). Anyone from VP-17 can respond, it's great to see how "sea story" get bigger with time!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01SEP2005 | 26MAR99]

WINTER, George B. pbycat@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-91 from 1941 to 1943...Editor: "UP-FLOATS Newsletter(s)..." Personal WebSite: George Winter [E-Mail Updated 24JAN2009 | Updated ICQ # 17809169]

WINTER, MCPO Kenneth Retired khwinter@gwi.net "...I was on active duty with VP-21 and VP-10 from 1968 to 1972. I then joined VP-68. After VP-68, I joined the VP-MAU at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I retired from the Naval Reserve in 1994 from the TSC unit as a Senior Chief..." [02JUL2008]

WINTERS, A03 Jeff copsig45@aol.com "...Just wanted to say hi to everyone from VP-60. Its been a long time. No one would recognize NAS Glenview, Illinois. It's all gone. Would like to hear from everyone I was with from 1988 to 1994 till it closed. Wondering if anyone would be interested in a Reunion? Let me know. Would really like to hear from the AO Shop guys. Miss you all, anyone heard from Linda Bryant? Take care God Bless hope to hear from you soon..." [BIO Updated 21SEP2006 | 28MAY2001]

WINTERS, AM2 William "Bill" rocketengnmayer@aol.com "...I was assigned to FASRON-112 from 1956-1958 as a hydraulic and sheet metal repairman (AM2). Then went to NAS Miramar. Then joined the Air Force and wasted 8 years at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1966 and joined an aerospace firm. Retired as project engineer 1989. Now I just play with my toys and remember the great times I had at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Would like to hear from OLD Shipmates, Chief Bartchecker, Chief Schuller, and others..." [E-Mail Updated 27MAR2010 | 18APR2002]

WINTHER, ATC(AW/NAC) David S. david@winthernet.net Shipmate Pix "...Served with VP-19, VP-31, and VP-16, RTC Great Lakes, and now serving with VP-1. Drop me a line!..." Personal WebSite: http://www.winthernet.net [BIO/E-Mail Updated 13JUN2003 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 29NOV2000 | BIO Updated/URL Removed | Updated 27JUN98]

WINTRISS, CDR Vic gvw@san.rr.com "...I served with METG (later VT-6), VP-18 NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VP-44 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Does anyone have a picture of the METG (VT-6) side/tail number painting scheme?..." [03JAN2004]

WIPSON, Edward C. emwipson@charter.net "...I served with VP-813 (1962-1969) at NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota..." [28OCT2014]

WIRE, John F. jfwire@campsys.com "...Looking for fellow air crew members serving in VP-49 from '57 thru Nov. '59. Flew radio on 7 Boat..." [08JUL99]

WIRTH, LT John L. http://www.acepilots.com/usn_wirth.html "...John Louis Wirth was born in North Vernon, Indiana, on April 25, 1917, son of Stanley and Adele Marie (Langenhurst) Wirth. He attended Horace Mann High School, Gary, Indiana, and on September 18, 1934 enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He was appointed Machinist on May 7, 1941 and after flight training was designated Naval Aviator on March 21, 1942. He vas commissioned Ensign on June 15, 1942 and subsequently advanced in rank to that of Lieutenant, to date from July 1, 1944. After flight training, he was assigned from May until September 1942 to VP-83. The next month he joined Headquarters Squadron, CPW-11 (designation changed to FAW-11 in November 1942) and while serving with that unit participated in the North-African Campaign. In June 1943 he was detached for duty with Fighting Squadron THIRTY ONE. For outstanding services while attached to that squadron, he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal with Gold Star in lieu of the Second Silver Star Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with Gold Stars in lieu of the Second and Third Air Medal..." [01JUN2003]

WIRTH, A01 Kenneth Retired kennbev@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VS-82 (1959-1970) at NAS Alameda, California and VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California (Weapons Department). I am presently retired from both Navy and civilian career. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12AUG2011]

WISCOMBE, Tom twiscombe@aol.com "...I served with VP-17 as radar operator and senser 2 operator from 1975 to 1978. I havent done a very good job of keeping up with my crew mates and hope that they, by some chance, discover this web site as well..." [01NOV98]

WISDO, PH2 Lawrence l.wisdo@verizon.net "...I served with VP-11 from 1953 to 1956. Would like to hear from Shipmates who served with me at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, NAS Brunswick, Maine, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, and HalFar, Malta..." [E-Mail Updated 14JAN2003 | 05MAY2001]

WISE, AO1 Bobby bhwise@bresnan.net "...VP-48 Sept . 1965 to June 1969. Aircrew both P5M & P-3 aircraft..." [06MAR2010]

WISE, Glenn scorp1@siu.edu "...I was in VP-6 from 1989-Decom, I was the last AW in VP-6. I am currently in the reserves attached to VP-94 Crawfishers aboard NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I am about to graduate college with as B.S in Aviation Management and my Commercial/Multi-Engine Pilots License. Remember the kicking parties in Ewa Beach!! Anyway Im still in touch w/ a few guys from the old days, drop me a line..." [30SEP99]

WISE, AMS3 John L. m1tanker90@yahoo.com "...I was assigned to VT-3 in August 69. Randy Zache and myself was the Fst. Lts. Div. PO's. Our leader was Chief Warret Officer James Posey. Our Old Man was Codr. Daly. I got transfered in August 72. I joined VP-6 at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in Oct 71 Got out of the Navy Nov 72. I was the corrosion control shop PO. I rebuilt the mascott the Blue Shark at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [17MAR2010]

WISE, Marsh mwise@reenactor.net "...I served with VAQ-33 in 1983. Wow! Bad attitude days (with some fences to mend and all) but would love to hear from any former Shipmates. I am now into historical reenacting and have a website at http://www.reenactor.net/. Whatever happened to MC Jones? Maybe I'll even get to a Reunion someday. The only person I still keep in touch with is Dave Acker. Hope to hear from some of you..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10JAN2004 | 11OCT98]

WISE, AD1(AW) Michael mrwise@frontiernet.net "...I served with VP-24 (1981-1985) in Power Plants with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Bermuda and VT-4 (1985-1988) at NAS Pensacola, Florida until I was discharged. I went to work in 1988 as a mechanic for NorthWest Airlines In Minnesota until 2005. I now work as a Fire Fighter/EMT. I also own a Fire Extinguisher Servicing Company and am employed as a weekend supervisor for the Dow Chemical Company. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16DEC2010]

WISE, AE2 Robert atr72fsr@aol.com "...I served with VP-31 and VP-19 between 1982 and 1988. I served with a bunch of great people especially with VP-19 on the 1st deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan. I was an AE2 in the shop when I got out of the Navy when I left beautiful NSF Diego Garcia. I would like to hear from some Shipmates who may have been in VP-31 (1982-1985) and VP-19 (1985-1988)..." [24APR2004]

WISE, Tony its5150tym@hotmail.com "...Many great people on this page for which I served quite proudly with, and have a great many memories with. I served with VP-50 from 91-92 until they decomissioned. I finished my VP tour with VP-46 from 92-95 as an Aircrew Ordnanceman on Crews 1 and 2. When I think back it feels like yesterday sometimes, and wonder how you are. Presently I am a Naval Reserve Recruiter in sweet home Chicago, and going to college. If you recognize the name, drop me a line, love to hear from you..." [11AUG99]

WISEKAL, Jim JimXMCSU@aol.com "...I served in VP-11, from the end of 1965 till the end of 1967..."

WISEMAN, AE2 Colin B. n3ubi@arrl.net "...I served with VR-30 (1973-1977) at NAS Alameda, California with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and VAQ-306 (1977-1979) at NAF Andrews, Maryland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23OCT2017 | 31JAN2012]

WISEMAN, CYOSN Thomas E. Retired twiseman1999@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 (1969-1973) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Jacksonville, Florida with two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and retired October 1999. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07AUG2012]

WISMER, AD1 Harry Retired tripod1977@yahoo.com "...I was a plankowner with VR-50 which was disestablished on 24JUN72 and a plankowner with VR-52 Unit 2 on 24JUN72..." [10NOV2006]

WISNER, Charles L. bwisnerb@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 and VP-2 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1953 through 1957 and VP-931 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1950 through 1952. I really would enjoy corresponding with anyone that remembers me..." [E-Mail Updated 08AUG2001 | 22OCT2000]


WITCHLEY, Bradford ktuttle@webtv.net "...I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in the late 1960's. I am interested in information of the Reunions, newsletters, etc. Thank you..." [05JUN2002]

WITHEROW, AX3 Patrick M. pwithero@comcast.net "...VP-1 1965-1967, AX3, Crew 12, still residing in Minneapolis. I started out at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with AEWBarRonPac in 1963-64..interesting that VP-1 is now there ..." [E-Mail Updated 19JUN2007 | 08APR2000]

WITHERS, PR David E. dewwayne@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-119 from April 1952 to May 1954. My rating was Parachute Rigger. Chief Archer was in charge of the loft at that time. There were too many riggers so I transferred to the communications office and part of my job was sorting and distributing all the mail and I wrote the column for the squadron that appeared in the base newspaper. LT(jg) Harry Pffeifer was in charge of the communications center at that time. Other riggers then were Dick Sustad from New York and a fellow by the name of Parker from West Virginia. Would like to hear from anyone serving at NS Sangley Point, Philippines at that time..." [10FEB2004]

WITHERSPOON, Jim jwspoonsan@aol.com "...Served with VP-17 from Dec 74-Dec 77. Flew for Eastern Air Lines from 1979-1989, then became a golf professional. Now a rules official with the Senior PGA Tour. I would love to hear from former shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2000]

WITHINGTON, Stephen withingtons@bellsouth.net "...I was in VXN-8 in 1967 to 1970 then went to VP-24 to 1972..." [27MAR2007]

WITMER, AD1(AC) Jon A. Retired jwitmer59@comcast.net "...I served aboard NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1967 to 1968) flying C-54's as a Plane Captain . Joined up with VP-24 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida on their moved from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 72. Was F/E on Crew 5 for 3 of the best years of my life. Left after the we got back from NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 75. Does any one know what happened to the P-3 that AT1 Jim Mason (rip) painted on the wall of our room on the trird floor of the VP barracks in NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Remember "Pappy" Nansteel!!...I was a ADR2 in VS-24 P/P & QA from January 1969 till the end of the cruise on Yorktown. Had some great times, Springboard 69 in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR & NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and what a cruise in Yorktown. Any old salts from the past E-mail and keep in touch..." [E-Mail Updated 10JAN2009 | E-Mail Updated 15APR2008 | E-Mail Updated 24AUG2001 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 16JUL2000 | 09APR99]

WITT, Bill De BDe4750977@aol.com "...I am looking for any one who served with VP-44 from April 1971 to September 1972 at NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [09JUN2000]

WITT, Edward J. Jr. wittejbj@whidbey.net "...Served with VP-47 NAS Moffett Field, California; and VO-67 onto VQ-1. Also flew stripped out P2V's out of NAS Adak, Alaska for search and rescue..." [06JAN99]

WITT, Hubert "Bud" c/o Ed Witt edwardwit@yahoo.com "...My Dad, Hubert "Bud" Witt, served with VPW-1. He and his crew recieved a commendation for their performance of duty June 20, 1946 for reonnaissance of a recent typhoon. My dad is a life and well. He is extremely proud of his contributions. Dad would love to hear from any former Shipmates..." [25APR2009]

WITT, AK3 Roger rogerwitt169@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 (09/1955-09/1957) with deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and Ramey Air Force Base near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29JUL2013 | 01JUN2009]

WITTE, Steven J. sjwitte48@yahoo.com "...I was stationed at VQ-1 NAS Atsugi, Japan from July 1968 thru June 1970. I was a DP3 and worked in the Admin bldg. Some of my favorite memories were all of the Yokohama runs. I think I had the record time and can be verified by my good buddy Ken Stephens. I would love to find Mike Ireland, Lou Snelling, Steve Wasnock or John Matuszynki. Would love to hear from anybody that was in the Q at the time..." [15SEP2000]

WITTMERSHAUS, AMS3 Michael mwittmershaus@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 (1990-1992) at NS Rota, Spain. I would like to hear from "Bart Simpson" (smile) and former Shipmates..." [25JAN2012]

WIZA, AO2 Timothy T. Jr. tim.wiza@dominos.com "...I served with VP-48 (1881-1986) and VP-90 (06/1987-02/1992). I'm down here in Fort Worth Texas as a Network/Computer Tech and working on my MCSE and CNE certifications. I would like to hear from my former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01DEC2020 | E-Mail Updated 26FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 29NOV2001 | E-Mail Updated 18JUL2001 | E-Mail Updated 24OCT2000 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 03DEC98 | E-Mail Updated 28JUL98]

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